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Him Mark Lai: A Lifetime of Chinese American History

June 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Judy Yung, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, and Laura Lai

Him Mark Lai
The late Him Mark Lai, renowned Dean of Chinese American History, devoted his life to rescuing, collecting, creating, and sharing historical sources with scholars and researchers on both sides of the Pacific. He is the author of 10 books and over 100 groundbreaking articles on Chinese American history. His recently published autobiography, co-edited by Judy Yung, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, and Russell Leong, provides a moving portrait of his life, beginning with his childhood in San Francisco Chinatown to his career as a mechanical engineer and his evolution as a community activist and historian. Books will be available for purchase. Chinese version will be distributed for free.


Co-presented by CHSA
Organized by the Asian Library Advisory Committee

More info at San Mateo Library website >


June 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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