Pearl S. Buck International Symposium

2024 marks Pearl S. Buck International's 60th anniversary of bridging cultures, changing lives, and creating hope.

Pearl S. Buck International Symposium

"Pearl S. Buck: Bridging Her Legacy Into the Next 60 Years"

September 26-28, 2024

Call for Papers

Pearl S. Buck International will be hosting an international symposium on the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck Estate in Bucks County, PA September 26-28, 2024, co-hosted with Delaware Valley University and West Virginia University. 2024 is the 60th anniversary of Pearl S. Buck International’s founding by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, humanitarian, and activist Pearl S. Buck.

As part of our anniversary celebration, Pearl S. Buck International and our symposium partners invite scholars and researchers to submit abstracts in keeping with the theme, Pearl S. Buck: Bridging Her Legacy into the Next 60 Years. Submissions are invited to consider topics such as the intersectionality of Pearl Buck’s humanitarian, literary, and advocacy legacy; Pearl Buck’s global impact on children, families, communities, and societies through her humanitarian foundations, Welcome House and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation (now Pearl S. Buck International); and the continued impact of Pearl Buck’s words and work into the 21st century.

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts will be accepted through April 30, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.
  • Abstracts must be no more than 500 words and submitted in a pdf file format with the following file name: lastname_abstract.pdf
  • Abstracts should be emailed to under the subject line Abstract Submission.
  • Notification of acceptance will be made by June 7, 2024.
  • All questions about submissions and the symposium may be directed to

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