Ross Perlin is the author of Intern Nation. He has written on forgotten histories and disappearing languages in the U.S., China, and the former Soviet Union.

Gilded Age

Welcome to the new Gilded Age. The Rockefellers and Rothschilds have nothing on the new money elite in China, Singapore, and elsewhere in Asia. Ross Perlin on Kevin Kwan’s new novel, Crazy Rich Asians, and the making of a new international bling class.

The China Miracle

Behind the China miracle stands millions of rural migrants who keep the country going. Ross Perlin on a new book that tells their stories.