Mark A. Jones is an Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain, CT. He received his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (2001) in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. In 2001-02, he held a post-doctoral fellowship from the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University. Jones joined the CCSU faculty in 2001. Since 2003, he has served as Assistant Chair of the History Department and between 2004 and 2009, Jones also served as the Coordinator of the East Asian Studies Program. His teaching interests include the survey of modern world history, as well as upper-level courses on Japan. His past research has focused on the emergence of modern childhood in early 20th century Japan and his current research examines the history of love and marriage in early 20th century Japan. Select publications include Children as Treasures: Childhood and the Middle Class in Early Twentieth Century Japan (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010) and “Prewar Social History,” in The Blackwell Companion to Japanese History, William Tsutsui, ed. (Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers, 2009).