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From: Tom Kemp <>
Subject: [APG] Him Mark Lai - 麥禮謙 (1925-2009), noted Chinese-American genealogist, historian has passed away.
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 09:56:19 -0400


Him Mark Lai - 麥禮謙 (1925-2009), noted Chinese-American genealogist,
historian has
passed away.

Him Mark Lai, a noted historian of the Chinese American experience,
died at his San Francisco home on May 21 after suffering from cancer
and its complications. He was 84.

Mr. Lai was an expert on the history of Chinese and Chinese Americans
from the time of the first Asian settlement in California just before
the Gold Rush to the present day. He wrote and edited 10 books and
more than 100 scholarly articles on Chinese American life - a field
that was mostly ignored by non-Asian historians

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