Annping Chin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chin/Jin.

Annping Chin (Chinese: 金安平; pinyin: Jīn Ānpíng; born 1950 in Taiwan) is a senior lecturer of history at Yale.[1] 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. She has two children, writer Mei Chin and video game designer Yar Woo.


Chin has written four books:

She also co-authored, with her husband Jonathan Spence, Chinese Century: A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years (Random House, 1996).