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In Memory of Him Mark Lai紀念麥禮謙

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.博物館繼續慶祝麥禮謙的一生及其貢獻。于2012年11月1號,他年滿87歲。

據加州大學伯克利分校教授王靈智的講述, 麥禮謙對中英文歷史資料的挽救、收集、編目、保存、和共享,打開了在美及太平洋地區的學者和研究者們對美國華人歷史研究的領域。麥禮謙獨特的見解和巨額的獎學金也吸引了一代又一代的歷史學家和作家們對其學術的探討和延續。

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