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The Good Deed and Other Stories of Asia, Past and Present
As the daughter of missionaries , Buck spent most of her life before in Zhenjiang , China. In , she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces". After returning to the United States in , she continued writing prolifically, became a prominent advocate of the rights of women and minority groups , and wrote widely on Chinese and Asian cultures , becoming particularly well known for her efforts on behalf of Asian and mixed-race adoption.
It is a beneficial and protective force which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts. Merit-making is important to Buddhist practice: merit brings good and agreeable results, determines the quality of the next life and contributes to a person's growth towards enlightenment. In addition, merit is also shared with a deceased loved one, in order to help the deceased in their new existence. Despite modernization , merit-making remains essential in traditional Buddhist countries and has had a significant impact on the rural economies in these countries. Merit is connected with the notions of purity and goodness.