Resources for the Life and Work of Pearl S. Buck
Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography
By Peter Conn
In this richly illustrated and critically acclaimed biography, our literary guide brings Pearl Buck's passions to life, tracing her considerable and often forgotten influence in 20th-century Chinese and American literature, culture and politics.
Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition
By Beverley Jackson
There are as many myths about the origins of footbinding as there are cultural explanations for it. This book explores the facts and fiction surrounding the fascinating custom and the women who made and wore the tiny slippers.
Tour the Pearl S. Buck House
Originally built in 1835, this farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania was home to Pearl and her international family for 38 years. Today, visitors can experience a unique blend of Chinese and Pennsylvanian traditions while learning more about this remarkable woman.
The Pearl S. Buck National Landmark
520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944
For reservations: 800-220-2825, ext. 170
Pearl S. Buck International and Welcome House Adoption Program
From Pearl's first adoption of a bi-racial child in 1949 to the present day, Pearl S. Buck International and Welcome House has helped nearly 7,000 children find loving adoptive families in the United States.
Her Alma Mater
Randolph-Macon Woman's College sponsors a special award to honor their most distinguished alumna, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, Class of 1914. The faculty, staff and students also maintain an extensive information site.
The Nobel Prize
As a young girl in China, Pearl S. Buck learned how to write and tell stories. Read her 1938 Nobel Prize speech on what being a Chinese storyteller meant to her.
Other Chinese adoption resources.