Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. vii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-11

The Money Demon (Huangjin sui), written in 1913, is an autobiography— and also a novel about a youth’s amorous and erotic development during a period of hectic social and cultural change. I hope that this translation will serve to introduce...

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Part 1

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pp. 15-106

I was working on a romantic novel entitled The Money Demon when someone heard about it and scoffed at the idea.1 “The authors of romantic novels all despise money!” he exclaimed. “How can you even...

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Part 2

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pp. 107-205

It was toward evening when we joined the Canal at Guashan, 1 which not long before had been opened up to foreign trade. There was music and singing along both banks, and a forest of lanterns cast their light on the dark waters, which...

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Part 3

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pp. 207-278

My mother assumed that I had come back with Awen and she suspected nothing. Nor, since I was ill, did she keep me with her very long or even raise the question of Koto. Only Susu, standing at my mother’s side, cast a lingering glance in...

Appendix

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pp. 279-284

Notes

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pp. 285-292

A Note on the Translation

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pp. 293-294