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Pearl Buck was born on June 26 1892 in Virginia USA Her parents were missionaries in China She was exposed to Chinese philosophies such as Taoism Confucianism and Buddhism while she lived in China In 1931 The Good Earth was published and was well received in the United States Taoism was formed by Lao-Tze who lived from 604-517 BC Taoism stressed the importance of living in harmony with nature ones fellow man and to live with intuition No-no-we will never sell the land he said brokenly Out of the land we came and into it we must go and if you will hold your land-you can live- no one can rob you of the land If you sell the land it is the end Chp 34 357-Wang Lung Wangs relationship with his land was the deepest relationship he had compared to his relationship with people Even when Wang Lung reached the end of his life the land still mattered the most to him Wangs eldest and youngest son wanted to sell the land and go their separate ways Chp 34 357 When Wangs wife was pregnant they continued to work the land Wang wanted to return to the earth that had given birth to him Chp 2 31 Wang knew that although people could steal their money and food no one could take his land away from him Chp 8 75 Like the ideals of Taoism Wang strived for harmony with his land Film Strip on Taoism When the flood came through his village he wasnt successful because he couldnt access the earth But Wang Lung wasnt worried his previous crops gave him enough food and silver to sustain his family Chp 18 165 Wang knew that if his land was successful he would be successful and he wouldnt have to worryThroughout Wang Lungs life friendship didnt seem to matter to him But WangLung had a good friendship with Ching
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