Annping Chin (Chinese: 金安平; pinyin: Jīn Ānpíng), born in Taiwan in 1950, is a senior lecturer of history at Yale. Her fields of study include Confucianism, Taoism, and the Chinese intellectual tradition. Before Yale, she was on the faculty at Wesleyan University.
Chin studied mathematics at Michigan State University and received her Ph.D. in Chinese thought from Columbia University. She lives in West Haven, Connecticut with her husband, Jonathan Spence, and she has two children, writer Mei Chin and video game designer Yar Woo.
Chin has written four books: The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics (Scribner, 2007); Four Sisters of Hofei (Scribner, 2002), a history of China's last century through the lives of four highly educated and accomplished women; Tai Chen on Mencius (Yale University Press, 1990), a study of eighteenth-century Chinese intellectual history; and Children of China: Voices from Recent Years (Knopf, 1989), based on interviews with Chinese children living in the People's Republic of China. She has also co-authored, with Jonathan Spence, Chinese Century: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years (Random House, 1996).
- Children of China: Voices from Recent Years (1989)
- Tai Chen on Mencius (1990)
- Chinese Century: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years (1996)
- Four Sisters of Hofei (2002)
- The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics (2007)