UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY ALUMNI DONATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
HIM MARK LAI COLLECTION
An engineer by profession, but known as "the dean of Chinese American studies," Mr. Him Mark Lai has devoted most of his life to collecting, researching and writing about Chinese American history and communities. He is also deeply involved in the Chinese American community and in helping young people find their roots in their ancestral homeland. He was born and raised in San Francisco. His collection consists of 150 cartons of personal correspondence, family genealogy, conference papers, research notes, and newspaper clippings on Chinese American and Chinese Overseas subjects. In June 2002, the Ethnic Studies Library received a one year grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to process Mr. Lai's collection.
Asian Amer E184 C5 L15Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, Judy Yung, editors
ISLAND: POETRY AND HISTORY OF CHINESE IMMIGRANTS ON ANGEL ISLAND, 1910 TO 1940
Amer PS591 C54 L3
AN AWARD PRESENTED TO MR. HIM MARK LAI FOR HIS PIONEERING WORK WITH THE SEARCH OF ROOTS PROGRAM BY THE OFFICE OF THE GUANGDONG OVERSEAS CHINESE AFFAIRS IN OCTOBER, 2001 IN GUANGZHOU CITY
Since 1989, the Chinese Culture Foundation, Chinese Historical Society of America, and the Office of the Guangdong Overseas Chinese Affairs have sponsored a summer program to help high school and college students and their parents find their roots in their ancestral homeland in China from 1989 to the present.