Tan Zaohua (b. 1930), who is the husband of another interviewee, Zhou Jianying, is a resident of Changxing Village, Gaolong Town, Chaling County, Hunan Province. In this interview, Tan recounts in detail how he escaped to Jinggang Mountain of Jiangxi Province with 11 fellow villagers in 1960, because of the limited food supplies and unfair allocation by the local leaders. In Jinggang Mountain they participated in moving cedar and building roads, and received more food. Two months later, leaders from Hunan Province went to Jinggang Mountain, found them and brought them back home.