Books by Annping Chin

HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Confucius finally gets his due. Chin sticks to the facts as she can discern them and lets the master speak for himself."
A wonderfully streamlined, agenda-free biography of China's greatest intellectual. Read full book review >
FOUR SISTERS OF HOFEI by Annping Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A remarkable story of survival amid extraordinary changes."
Meticulously researched story of four sisters, teeming with ideas and characters like an intellectual marketplace as it draws on their lives to illustrate the cultural, social, and political history of 20th-century China. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

These astonishing black-and-white images—more than 300, most never before seen in the West—provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of China from the late Qing dynasty through the present. There is little poetry in these images of a country in violent transition; they narrate a tale of constant uprisings, revolutions, and purges; even photos of Westernized Peking social life carry allusions to political strife and opium addiction. Yale historian Jonathan Spence (God's Chinese Son, 1996, etc.) and his wife, Chin (also at Yale), detail the events of the past 100 years in an accompanying text. (Random; $65.00 until 12/31/96; $75.00 thereafter; Oct.; 264 pages; ISBN 0-679-44980-9; author tour) Read full book review >