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Mark Lincicome is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has taught Asian history since 1991. He has also directed the study abroad and Asian Studies programs at Holy Cross. A specialist in modern Japanese history, he earned a Ph.D. from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in 1985. Before joining the Holy Cross faculty, Lincicome served as associate director of the Asian Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh (1988-1991) and as executive director of the Japan America Society of Chicago (1985-1988). Lincicome is the author of two books and numerous published articles, most of which focus on the history of educational thought, practice, and politics in modern Japan. His most recent book, Imperial Subjects as Global Citizens: Nationalism, Internationalism and Education in Japan, appeared in 2009. Since his first trip to Japan in 1973, Lincicome has spent the equivalent of eight years living, working, and conducting research in that country. His professional travels have also taken him to 13 other countries throughout the Asia-Pacific.