Austin Hudgins

Chinese History

M.A. degrees in East Asian Studies and Education, Rutgers University, B.A. degree from Rutgers University


Austin Hudgins is a Ph.D. student in Chinese history. His primary research explores early 19th century Qing dynasty ethnographic writings of Central Eurasian peoples and these writings’ roles in servicing Qing state administration. Adjoined to this research is Austin’s broader interest in Manchu language, literature, and history, bannermen culture, cultural transmission, historical narrative, and game theory. Prior to joining Princeton, Austin earned his B.A. in Chinese and Cultural Anthropology (2016), Ed.M. in Social Studies Education (2018), and M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures (2019) from Rutgers University, where he initially became indebted to historical and linguistic scholarship.