Yang Chunyun (b.1930) was born in Baiyun Village, Fengqing Town, Yunnan Province. During the Great Famine, Yang stole grains from the interviewer’s great grandfather, who later starved to death; the grandparents of the interviewer never talked to him afterwards. In this interview, Yang remembers his experiences during the Great Famine. While eating at the People’s Commune canteen, his household had six children and his old mother (who starved to death). He did all kinds of work in the village, and was sent to a steel mill, where he constructed blast furnace and forged hoes for four years.