• Born date: 1918-03-18
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 2001-12-01
Lin Haiyin

Lin Haiyin (林海音; March 18, 1918 - December 1, 2001) was a Taiwanese writer of Han Chinese ethnicity. She is best remembered for her 1960 memoir 城南舊事 (Chengnan Jiushi, "My Memories of Old Beijing"), a novelistic tribute to her childhood reminiscences of Beijing.Born in Osaka, Japan, where her father (of Jiaoling, Guangdong origin) worked as a merchant, Lin's parents moved first to Taiwan, before settling in Beijing when she was 5. She would spend her next 25 years there.