The Collected Writings of the Master Archivist

Welcome!

Welcome to our newest version of the Him Mark Lai Digital Archive! The CHSA Museum is happy to make accessible to the public significant achievements in the work of our grand historian Him Mark Lai. This website contains over 200 published and unpublished works of Him Mark Lai that can be downloaded. We have also included his biographical information, videos and a photo gallery. We are still in the process of refining this site in order to improve the user experience. Your feedback is most welcome.

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In Memory of Him Mark Lai

CHSA continues to celebrate the life and contributions of Him Mark Lai. He would have turned 87 years old on November 1, 2012.

According to UC Berkeley’s Professor Ling-chi Wang, Him Mark Lai’s rescue, collecting, cataloguing, preservation, and sharing of historical sources in both Chinese and English opened the field of Chinese American history to scholars and researchers in the US and across the Pacific. Generations of historians and writers have relied, and will continue to draw, upon Him Mark Lai’s insights & prodigious scholarship.

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