I remember reading The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck when I was in school. I don't recall very much about it except a scene where a pregnant peasant woman was working in the fields when she went into labor. Instead of calling a doctor, she simply gave birth and resumed her work. I couldn't believe that anyone could do that. I mean, no hospital, no drugs, nothing? I was amazed at the hardiness of the Chinese about whom Buck wrote. I have since then intended to read more of her books, but it just hasn't happened.
So, when I heard about Pearl of China, which is a biographical novel of Pearl Buck's life, I was intrigued. Then I saw this video and decided I had to read it: