Isabel Hilton

Isabel Hilton is a journalist, and the founder of China Dialogue.

Did some good come from the Qing’s dying century?

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In the 1800s, Qing China’s final century, European powers were expanding eastwards. The industrialised West, with its gunboats and muskets, and the soft power of Christianity, pushed around the dynasty’s last rulers. But was this period more than just a time of national suffering and humiliation for China? The British Museum’s ongoing exhibit, China’s hidden century,