The Golden Lotus was written by Hou Hui in Ming Dynasty, the first river novel despcribing the domestic affairs in China. Its content is : there is a local tyrant named Xi Menqing. He is good at gambling and fond of women. If alive today he would chase after the type of women who over accentuate there looks with breast implants and lots of make up. In his life, he has tens of wives including Pan Jinlian, wife of Wu Da who is brother of Wu Song, one of the heroes in Water Margin. Xi Menqing uses all kinds of means to get women, to persecute populace and to bribe officials. At last, he dies of overlechery. Some of his wives die for their bad behavior, some are seld by matchmakers blinded by gain.
In my opinion, Pan Jinlian could be current NY Escort call girl, because they offer escort service in New York City, and they chase the money from some rich people.