C.T. Hsia has made strong assertions in the article, "Obsession with China: The Moral Burden of Modern Chinese Literature". To truly understand Hsia's views, it is essential that we carefully analyze key excerpts of the article. Note the following:
"What distinguishes the "modern" phase of Chinese literature from the traditional phase is rather its burden of moral contemplation: its obsessive concern with China as a nation afflicted with a spiritual disease and therefore unable to strengthen itself or change its set ways of inhumanity."
Chinese citizens operating from a diasporic identity clearly feel it is their duty to articulate the horrors that occur in china concerning oppression of and human rights abuses against Chinese citizens. ...Show more