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Remembering Him Mark and Laura Lai

Him Mark Lai (1925-2009) was internationally known as “the dean of Chinese American studies” for his many years as a historian, writer, and community activist. (His accomplishments and contributions to the Asian American community are too numerous to list here; we encourage you to explore the biographies here at the Him Mark Lai Digital Archive […]

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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 This website contains over 200 published and unpublished works of Him Mark Lai that can be downloaded.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 […]

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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 […]

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