Guo Hougui (b. 1941) is a resident of Futan Village, Jiangxi Province. In this interview, Guo talks about the life during the Land Reform and the Great Famine. During the Land Reform in 1949, three people classified as landlords in Futan Village were executed by shooting, including one former head of Ganzhou Country during Kuomintang’s regime. In 1958 during the Great Leap Forward, Guo, still at school at that time, went to carry ores for the steel factory. When people were eating at the communal canteen, grains were all sold to the government, people had to earn work points in exchange of grain rations. Because of hunger, they ate chaff, wild vegetables and dried sweet potatoes. Due to the state monopoly over purchase and marketing, every household had to hand in a pig and chickens, even though some didn’t even have a pig. From 1957 to 1960, people had to seek permission to kill an ox or a pig. Such a policy was not cancelled until the new policy of“allocation of land to individual households” started.