Ge Haiqun (b. 1932) is a resident of Changxing Village, Gaolong Town, Chaling County, Hunan Province. In this interview, Ge talks about his experiences of constructing blast furnace and mining coal during the Great Leap Forward. In 1960, Ge returned home from the mine and then worked as the leader of the production team for almost a decade. Ge introduces in detail the standard of grading working points and the methods of cooking tree roots, grass roots, tree bark, wild herbs, as well as chaff to survive the famine. He believes that the cause of the famine was to pay debts to the Soviet Union. Ge also mentions the class struggles during the Great Famine.