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The Lost City

Isabel Hilton

‘There is nobody to blame but the Communist Party. They had absolute control during the fifty years it took to destroy Beijing, and they had the chance to develop a modern, civilized city.’

Isabel Hilton

Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster. She is founder and editor of chinadialogue, an independent, non-profit organization based in London, Beijing and San Francisco. She is a columnist for the London Guardian. She first appeared in the magazine with 'The General'  in Granta 31 in 1990.

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