Li Xintian (b.1934) is a resident of Zoujia Village, Shangdian Town, Binzhou City, Shandong Province. In this interview, Li talks about his experience during the Great Famine. The most bitters days started in the later half of 1959, when People's Commune Canteen had no food. Not only were grains extremely lacking, but both men and women also had to go dredging and ditching, leaving the elder and children at home. The starving people were forced to eat anything they could find. More than eighty people in his village starved to death, including his mother and two grandmothers. Life became a little better in the later half of 1961, when eight liang of grains was offered.