Articles by Isabel Hilton
China's problems are built into a system which it is struggling to reform
The bold vision of Ai Weiwei's art looks forward to a future beyond the control of the Communist Party
If the last three decades have been a roaring success, the next decade is much more complicated
Isabel Hilton / June 18, 2015
Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life by Alexander V Pantsov and Steven I Levine (Oxford University Press, £22.99) Deng Xiaoping, the diminutive, bridge-playing Chinese dictator, enjoys a...
The country's leaders think the UK is quaint, broke and insignificant.
Mario Vargas Llosa's new novel explores criminality in Peru since its transition to democracy
Rana Mitter's new book explores Japan's historical role in shaping modern China
The Chinese leadership refused to commemorate this year’s centenary of the overthrow of the last imperial dynasty. Obsessed with survival, will it allow challenges to its version of the past? Plus,...
The Edinburgh International Festival starts later this week. Chinese artists are using western classics to address contemporary concerns