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.
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.
Behind the China miracle stands millions of rural migrants who keep the country going. Ross Perlin on a new book that tells their stories.
In the mid-19th century a civil war ripped China apart, destroying an empire and plunging the country into lawlessness and chaos.