Pearl S. Buck

Updated May 25, 2021
Amanda S. Stevenson
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on Sep 19, 2019 12:10 PM
A photo of Pearl S. Buck. Buck was born in West Virginia. Named Comfort by her parents, Absalom Sydenstricker and Caroline Maude (Stulting), she was later known as "Pearl" and when she married John Lossing Buck , by Pearl S. Buck. Her Chinese name was Sai Zhenzhu.

Her parents were Southern Presbyterian missionaries who had previously live in China and they returned with her when she was 3 months old. She grew up there and lived in China, on and off, for many years as an adult.

She was a prolific author and a teacher.
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AncientFaces commented on Nov 10, 2020
On this day in 1938, Pearl S. Buck won the Nobel Prize for "The Good Earth" written in 1931. The book is about Chinese culture's (and all humans') connection to the land. Does anyone read her books in school anymore?
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