Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Photograph of Buck
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Class of 1914


Resources on the Internet

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General Sources

Pearl S. Buck, web site developed by Peter Conn, author of Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography

Pearl Buck, 1892-1973, National Women's Hall of Fame

Pearl S. Buck, West Virginia State Library
      a list of books and newspaper articles which can be found at the West Virginia State Archives and History Library

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Humanitarian Interests

Pearl S. Buck International Foundation

Welcome House Adoption Program

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Literary Sources

Stephen Spencer, "The Discourse of Whiteness: Chinese-American History, Pearl S. Buck, and The Good Earth" in Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture 1900 to the Present, 1.1 (Spring 2002)

The Nobel e-Museum:
      The Nobel Prize in Literature 1938, index page
      Prize Presentation by Per Hallström Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy
      Banquet Speech
      The Chinese Novel, Nobel Lecture, December 12, 1938

The Nobel Prize Internet Archive

The Pulitzer Prize
      Buck won the Pulitzer in 1932 for The Good Earth

Book Notes on The Good Earth

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Manuscripts and Primary Sources

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
      Photograph of Pearl Buck (1892-1973), about 1950, by Clara Sipprell (1885-1975)
      Photograph of Pearl Buck (1892-1973), 1932, by Edward Steichen (1879-1973)

Pearl S. Buck Photo Collection

Princeton University Library: Guide to Special Collections
      scroll to the bottom of the page to view a listing of Princeton's Buck materials

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library, houses the Buck manuscripts owned by the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation

      Pearl S. Buck Quotations, from Women's Voices
      Pearl S. Buck Quotes, from BrainyQuote
      Pearl S. Buck Quotes, from the Quotations Page
      Pearl S. Buck Quotes, from ThinkExist

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Pearl S. Buck Tourist Sites

The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum

James E. Castro, "Old Pocahontas County House a Special Place for Pearl Buck." Originally published in the Huntington Herald Dispatch on October 27, 1991.

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Selected Resources

H-Net: Asian History and Studies


China - A Country Study, prepared by the Library of Congress

China Maps

China Today

China WWW Virtual Library: Inernet Guide for China Studies


Chinese Culture

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook

Nanjing University

Unted States Department of State Background Notes: China

Virtual China

World Factbook Page on China, prepared by the CIA

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Pearl S. Buck Home

Elizabeth Johnston Lipscomb
Catherine Ehrman Thoresen '23 and William E. Thoresen Professor of English, Emerita
Frances E. Webb
Reference Librarian

Randolph College
founded in 1891 as
Randolph-Macon Woman's College

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Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

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images adapted from a photograph taken of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China
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