Kou Shucan(b. 1945) is a resident of Zhoubei Village, Linying County, Luohe City, Henan Province. When people started to eat at eating halls, Kou was going to a middle school away from home. Every four days, he brought food from home for three and a half days and survived by drinking salty water. Kou had seven brothers and sisters. When his elder brothers and sister went away working, he took care of his younger brothers and sister. Kou worked outside the village from the 1960s to 70s. He transported coal for twelve hours per day to make money to build a house for his family. For his family, he has always remained single.