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Though she gave hundreds of speeches, talks and presentations throughout her life, Pearl Buck never became entirely comfortable with her role as an authority and public personality. In 1931 at a joint meeting of the American Women's Club and the American Association of University Women in Shanghai, she found herself frightened by the crowd, which she called "the greatest mob of women I have ever seen." Despite her nerves, she became a sought-after public speaker.

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