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When the talk was published in Harper's Magazine ,  the scandalized reaction led Buck to resign her position with the Presbyterian Board. The couple lived in Pennsylvania until his death in During the Cultural Revolution , Buck, as a preeminent American writer of Chinese village life, was denounced as an "American cultural imperialist ".
Following the Communist Revolution in , Buck was repeatedly refused all attempts to return to her beloved China and therefore was compelled to remain in the United States for the rest of her life. Pearl S. She designed her own tombstone.
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Her name was not inscribed in English on her tombstone. Instead, the grave marker is inscribed with Chinese characters representing the name Pearl Sydenstricker. By awarding this year's Prize to Pearl Buck for the notable works which pave the way to a human sympathy passing over widely separated racial boundaries and for the studies of human ideals which are a great and living art of portraiture, the Swedish Academy feels that it acts in harmony and accord with the aim of Alfred Nobel's dreams for the future.
In her speech to the Academy, she took as her topic "The Chinese Novel. If they are reading their magazines by the million, then I want my stories there rather than in magazines read only by a few. Buck was highly committed to a range of issues that were largely ignored by her generation. Many of her life experiences and political views are described in her novels, short stories , fiction , children 's stories, and the biographies of her parents entitled Fighting Angel on Absalom and The Exile on Carrie. She wrote on diverse subjects, including women's rights , Asian cultures, immigration , adoption, missionary work, war, the atomic bomb Command the Morning , and violence.
She was involved in the charity relief campaign for the victims of the China floods , writing a series of short stories describing the plight of refugees, which were broadcast on the radio in the United States and later published in her collected volume The First Wife and Other Stories.
In nearly five decades of work, Welcome House has placed over five thousand children. In , to support kids who were not eligible for adoption, Buck established the Pearl S. Buck Foundation name changed to Pearl S. Buck International in  to "address poverty and discrimination faced by children in Asian countries". When establishing Opportunity House, Buck said, "The purpose In , after a long decline in health, her husband Richard died. She renewed a warm relation with William Ernest Hocking , who died in Buck then withdrew from many of her old friends and quarreled with others.
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Buck Birthplace is a historic house museum and cultural center. Long before it was considered fashionable or politically safe to do so, Buck challenged the American public by raising consciousness on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of Asian war children. During her life, Buck combined the careers of wife, mother, author, editor, international spokesperson, and political activist.
In the mid s, Buck increasingly came under the influence of Theodore Harris, a former dance instructor, who became her confidant, co-author, and financial advisor. She soon depended on him for all her daily routines, and placed him in control of Welcome House and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. Harris, who was given a lifetime salary as head of the foundation, created a scandal for Buck when he was accused of mismanaging the foundation, diverting large amounts of the foundation's funds for his friends' and his own personal expenses, and treating staff poorly.
Buck died on March 6, , from lung cancer. After her death, Buck's children contested the will and accused Harris of exerting "undue influence" on Buck during the last few years. Harris failed to appear at trial and the court ruled in the family's favor. Many contemporary reviewers were positive and praised her "beautiful prose", even though her "style is apt to degenerate into over-repetition and confusion".
Peter Conn, in his biography of Buck, argues that despite the accolades awarded to her, Buck's contribution to literature has been mostly forgotten or deliberately ignored by America's cultural gatekeepers. Buck is entitled to take rank as a considerable artist.
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To read her novels is to gain not merely knowledge of China but wisdom about life. Chinese-American author Anchee Min said she "broke down and sobbed" after reading The Good Earth for the first time as an adult, which she had been forbidden to read growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution. Min said Buck portrayed the Chinese peasants "with such love, affection and humanity" and it inspired Min's novel Pearl of China , a fictional biography about Buck. President George H. Bush toured the Pearl S. Buck House in October He expressed that he, like millions of other Americans, had gained an appreciation for the Chinese people through Buck's writing.
Pearl Buck's papers and literary manuscripts are currently housed at Pearl S. Several historic sites work to preserve and display artifacts from Pearl's profoundly multicultural life:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck. See also: List of bestselling novels in the United States in the s.
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