Tan Shunying (b. 1937) is a resident of Changxing Village, Gaolong Town, Chaling County, Hunan Province. She married a man in Changxing Village in 1956. In this interview, Tan recalls how she was forced to go to Sandu (location name) to carry iron pipes, and how starving people from nearby You County came to sell clothes and children in 1958. At that time Tan’s father-in-law worked as a leader at another place, and he distributed grains to the local villagers secretly. Tan also talks about how her in-laws were criticized and how several villagers died because of the brutal treatment in struggle sessions during the Cultural Revolution.