Does a diasporic identity erase, alter, re-creat or negate this obsession with chinea obvious in much of 20 century chinese literature

Reread C.T. Hsia s seminal article,  obsession with China: The moral Burden of modern Chinese Literature , paying particular attention to the quotes below. Note also the structure of Hsia s argument. Where does he begin? How does he use particular literary texts to make and/ or strengthen his argument?

For you assignment, you will write an 8-10 page response to Hsia s  obsession argument. You will respond based upon your close reading of Daughter of the River, Soul Mountain, Chaos and All That, and Mulberry and Peach. As you read and re-read these texts, ask yourself: does a diaporic identity erase, alter, re-create or negate this obsession so obvious in much of twentieth0century Chinese writing?

In your response paper, be sure to define Hsia s argument first. Once you have defined his  obsession  claim, begin your discussion of how this  theory may or may not be applied to literature of the Diaspora.

 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 imhumanity .

 & this obsession does not merely register alarm over the government s failure to cope with internal turmoil and foreign aggression: the shame that has been visited upon China also reflects its moral bankruptcy, its callous unconcern with human dignity and human suffering, irrespective of its power position in the world .

 & every important modern Chinese writer is obsessed with China and spares no pains to depict its squalor and corruption& whereas every modern writer of England, America, France, and Germany automatically identifies the sick states of his country with the state of man in the modern world, the Chinese writer sees the condition of china as peculiarly Chinese and not applicable elsewhere. He shares with the modern Western writer a vision of disgust if not despair, but since his vision does not extend beyond China, at the same time he leaves the door open for hope, for the importation of modern Western or Soviet ideas and systems that would transform his country from its present states of decadence. If he has the courage or insight to equate the Chinese scene with the condition of modern man, he would have been in the main stream of modern literature. 

Sources need to be used:
1. C.T Hsia article,  Obsession with China: The Moral Burden of Modern Chinese Literature
2. Hong Ying, Daughter of the River
3. Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain
4. Liu Sola, Chaos and all that
5. Hualing Nieh, Mulberry and Peach