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Notes on Pearl Buck and The Good Earth. Open-note quiz. Pearl Buck—1892-1973. She was born in West Virginia, the 6 th of 7 children. Pearl spent her childhood in China where her parents were Presbyterian missionaries. She spoke Chinese before she spoke English.

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Notes on pearl buck and the good earth

Notes on Pearl Buck and The Good Earth

Open-note quiz


Pearl buck 1892 1973
Pearl Buck—1892-1973

  • She was born in West Virginia, the 6th of 7 children.

  • Pearl spent her childhood in China where her parents were Presbyterian missionaries.

  • She spoke Chinese before she spoke English.



Pearl buck
Pearl Buck College in Lynchburg, Va.



  • The Good Earth northern China. was published in 1931, and was number one on the best seller list for 21 months.

  • It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932, and was the work chiefly responsible for Buck winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.




Map of china
Map of China changes in a restless China.


Postcard from nanking
Postcard from Nanking changes in a restless China.


Nanking shopping area today
Nanking shopping area today changes in a restless China.





Buck s home in pa greenhills farm
Buck’s home in Pa.—Greenhills Farm president of her publishing company (the John Day Company).




  • The three books form a trilogy called extensively on:The House of Earth.

  • In all, she wrote more than 85 works including books, short stories, articles and speeches.

  • Pearl died in Vermont on March 6, 1973, three months before her 81st birthday.





Pearl s childhood home in china it is now a museum
Pearl’s childhood home in China her hair)It is now a museum.







Chinese feudal caste system
Chinese Feudal Caste System her hair)

  • Gentry

  • Scholars

  • Merchants

  • Farmers

  • Slaves

  • This system is the reality for Wang Lung and the other characters in the novel.


An overview of chinese history since the mid 1850 s
An overview of Chinese history since the mid 1850’s her hair)

  • Foreigners basically swarmed in and exploited the Chinese who were not economically sophisticated.

  • Diplomats and missionaries followed the commercial developers.




Sun yat sen
Sun Yat-Sen Ching Dynasty of the Manchus. (The Manchurians had come out of Mongolia in 1644 and conquered China.)


  • Sun is the George Washington of China. Ching Dynasty of the Manchus. (The Manchurians had come out of Mongolia in 1644 and conquered China.)

  • After Sun’s death in 1916, there was a domination of Warlords fighting each other for power. Warlords are strongmen in control of areas of a country.



Mao tse tung
Mao Tse-Tung Congress of the Chinese Communist Party met in 1921, with Mao-Tse-Tung in attendance.


Chiang kai shek
Chiang Kai-Shek Congress of the Chinese Communist Party met in 1921, with Mao-Tse-Tung in attendance.



  • The people of China are quite diverse. and Wang does not understand what is happening to his country.

  • They write the same language but there are at least 100 spoken dialects.

  • Sometimes verbal communication is impossible.


Six major themes in the good earth
Six major themes in and Wang does not understand what is happening to his country.The Good Earth

  • 1. the goodness of the earth

  • 2. The status of women

  • 3. The family

  • 4. Religion and good fortune

  • 5. Morality and necessity

  • 6. Wang Lung’s search for peace


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