Annping Chin (Chinese: 金安平; pinyin: Jīn Ānpíng; born 1950 in Taiwan) 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. She has two children, writer Mei Chin and video game designer Yar Woo.
Chin has written or translated six books:
- The Analects (Penguin Classics, 2014), a new translation and commentary on the Analects of Confucius
- Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics (Yale University Press, 2009)
- 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 sisters including Chang Ch'ung-ho ()
- Tai Chen on Mencius (Yale University Press, 1990), a study of eighteenth-century Chinese intellectual history
- Children of China: Voices from Recent Years (Knopf, 1989), based on interviews with Chinese children living in the People's Republic of China