Kristin Mulready-Stone, Ph.D.

Director Writing and Teaching Excellence Center
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Kristin Mulready-Stone earned her PhD in Chinese History from Yale University, working under the direction of Jonathan Spence. She joined the Naval War College in June 2016 as Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Center. In addition to directing the Writing Center, she teaches courses through the Electives Program in the History of East and Southeast Asia. Her primary research focus is on the history of twentieth-century China, specifically the role of youth and youth organizations in the first half of the twentieth century. To date the majority of her research has focused on Shanghai from 1920-1945. She also teaches current East Asian Security through the lens of history.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Cold War
  • Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam War
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Center

U.S. Naval War College, Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor, teaching in the Electives Program. Electives courses: History and Security of East Asia, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Vietnam, Twentieth-Century China.

Manhattan, KS

Interim Director, Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies, Kansas State University.

Manhattan, KS

Became Associate Professor of History at Kansas State University after earning tenure. Taught courses in the History of Modern China, East Asia, Vietnam, Imperialism, and World History.

New Haven, CT

Earned PhD in the History of Modern China, Yale University.

Manhattan, KS

After teaching at Kansas State University for several years as an instructor, hired full-time on the tenure track as Assistant Professor of History.

Manhattan, KS

Assistant Director, Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies, Kansas State University.

Manhattan, KS

Coordinator of Grants and Programs, Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies, Kansas State University.

Manhattan, KS

Instructor of History, Kansas State University.


Ph.D., Yale University, 2009, Chinese History

M.A., Yale University, 1997, Chinese History

B.A., Tufts University, 1992, East Asian Studies

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Research Contributions and Publications

"Impact of the Russian Revolution on the Chinese Youth Movement," in The Wider Arc of Revolution, part of the Russia's Great War and Revolution Series, eds. Choi Chatterjee, Steven Marks, Steve Sabol, and Mary Neuberger.
Slavica Publishers, 2019.

“Character Conservancy in Shanghai’s Emergency: The YMCA in Shanghai, 1931-1942.” in The YMCA in Wartime: Collaboration and Conflict during the World Wars.
London and New York: Lexington Books, 2018

Book Review of China’s Rise and Regional Integration in East Asia: Hegemony or Community? September 2016
Yong Wook Lee and Key-young Son, eds.
London and New York: Routledge, 2014

Mobilizing Shanghai Youth: CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism, and Japanese Collaboration.
Routledge, 2015

External Memberships and Associations

American Historical Society

Association for Asian Studies

Chinese Military History Society

International Writing Centers Association

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