He Gaoshan (b. 1936) is a resident of Diaoyutai Village, Hubei Province. In this interview, He recalls his difficult life as well as his experience during the Land Reform, the Great Leap Forward and the Great Famine. His parents passed away when he was young, and all of his brothers also died of starvation due to poverty. His original family name was Yu, but it was changed to He after he was sold to the He family by his uncle and left his hometown. However, his life was still very difficult. During the Great Famine, He saw the wife of a production team leader who was working outside hung herself because of hunger.