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Pearl Buck

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. She is best known for The Good Earth which was the best-selling novel in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, Buck won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China" and for her "masterpieces”, two memoir-biographies of her missionary parents. She was the first American woman to win that prize.

Buck was born in West Virginia, but in October 1892, her parents took their 4-month-old baby to China. As the daughter of missionaries and later as a missionary herself, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, with her parents, and in Nanjing, with her first husband. She and her parents spent their summers in a villa in Kuling town, Mountain Lu, Jiujiang, and it was during this annual pilgrimage that the young girl decided to become a writer. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, then returned to China. From 1914 to 1932, after marrying John Lossing Buck, she served as a Presbyterian missionary, but she came to doubt the need for foreign missions. Her views became controversial during the Fundamentalist–Modernist controversy, leading to her resignation. After returning to the United States in 1935, she married the publisher Richard J. Walsh and continued writing prolifically. She became an activist and prominent advocate of the rights of women and racial equality, and wrote widely on Chinese and Asian cultures, becoming particularly well known for her efforts on behalf of Asian and mixed-race adoption.

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Some of their strengths

Pearl Buck has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Imaginative, Intuitive, Creative, Compassionate, Loyal, Energetic, and Passionate.

Intuitive and Imaginative

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Pearl Buck is someone who is a highly intuitive, creative and imaginative person who is very loyal, caring and compassionate to others. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Pearl Buck well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Truthful and Kind

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Pearl Buck as someone who is honest, compassionate, imaginative, and instinctual.

A person who enjoys new challlenges, is a magnet for attracting other creative types, good at identifying opportunities, and who is good at forming loyal, lifelong friendships.

Courageous and Strong

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Pearl Buck is someone who is a risk-taker and a pioneer who only gets stronger through the hardships that are encountered in life.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Traditional and Patient

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Pearl Buck tends to be someone who is a patient person that is very emotional, has a very sharp memory, has an ability to understand people, and who tends to be traditional and frugal.

Some of Pearl Buck's challenges

While Pearl Buck has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Pearl Buck can be Bossy, Emotional, Standoffish, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Unrealistic, and Indecisive.

Emotional and Standoffish

One of Pearl Buck's key challenges is that they are someone who can be emotional and standoffish.

Unrealistic and Indecisive

Pearl Buck is someone who can be unrealistic, indecisive, and lacking in confidence, who can be impulsive when it comes to making important decisions, have difficulty collaborating with others, can be argumentative and not willling to accept criticism, and who can be disappointed by the high expectations they place on others.

Sensitive and Money-oriented

Finally, Pearl Buck also can have mood swings, be overly sensititive, and be a bit rigid and materialistic.

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