Friday, June 1, 2012

Nanjing University Grand Opening of the Pearl S. Buck Memorial House

(Front L to R - Peter & Terry Conn, Janet Roberts
Back L to R - Steve Harnsberger, Janet Mintzer, Hilary Spurling)

I had a wonderful trip to Nanjing University for the opening of the Pearl S. Buck Memorial House in celebration of the 110th Anniversary of Nanjing University. What a wonderful way to celebrate the school's rich history by renovating the former home of Pearl S. Buck as a memorial to her.The University also conducted a Symposium on Pearl S. Buck's Years in Nanjing. It was so interesting to have authors Peter Conn and Hillary Spurling participating in the discussion as well as filmmaker Donn Rogosin and other important Chinese scholars such as Liu Haiping and Junwei Yao. I was truly humbled to be in their presence at such a momentous occasion.

What a wonderful experience it is to be continuing the legacy of Pearl S. Buck. 

Janet L. Mintzer, President & CEO
Pearl S. Buck International

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