Guo Que 郭缺




Guo Que (b.1929) is a resident of Daguo Village, Linying County, Luohe City, Henan Province. Guo Que recalled the Famine happened in 1942 and 1958. During the Great Leap Forward in 1958, Guo and her fellow villagers had to lots of physical labors like digging farm pools and buring human feces in the fields as fertilizer at night. At the commue canteen, small amount of Sorghum flour and wild vegetables were their main food., yet they told representativres from higher-ups that they were eating steamed buns every day.


See a full bilingual transcript of Guo Que’s interview