used to be the only Chinese language author with a permanent residency in continental Europe and the nationality of an European country (Swiss). She lived over 30 years in Switzerland and published the mojority of her work in Taiwan, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Singapore and in the various Chinese language periodicals of the Unites States and the Western Europe. An important part of her literary works reflects the life and fate of the Chinese overseas, especially those living in Western Europe.
Her work based on a fundamentally positive attitude towards men and society and adhering to the Confucianist artistic ideal of the
"true, good and beautiful".
Chao described that her novels using the term "romatic realism".
Chao has introduced Chinese literature through her practical writing to Europe. She has won many international awards along with her accomplishments in the Chinese literature.
Chao Shu Hsia has moved to New York City recently. She finds that it is the place to tie her and her children together to be more closer to her original root. She has been invited to give many public lectures from various schools and organizations. She has earned the most recognition from the public in Chinese literature. The rich and colorful work of Chao offers the European and Western reader revealing insights into the horizon of Chinese people. Chao's initiative has promoted the Chinese literature and recognized by the international academic world of contemporary Chinese leterature. In conclusion to quote
Chao Shu Hsia own words as follows: