Liu Dongyuan (b. 1941) is a resident of Changxing Village, Gaolong Town, Chaling County, Hunan Province. In this interview, Liu recalls that the households of no. 11 production team of Changxing Village, to which he belonged, moved to the location of no. 6 production team to establish the people’s commune from 1958 to the winter of 1959. During this period, some people were criticized because they were slow when working for dike construction projects. Liu also talks about stealing a plant called red flower, turnip, and pumpkins to eat because of limited food supplies in 1960.