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The canteen collected food from individual families. I did nothing to oppose it—I had to do whatever the cadres above 25 T H E T R A G E DY O F C O L L E C T I V I Z AT I O N me told me to do. . My family was classified as “middle” peasants. People like us had food at home. When we had our land we could harvest between five hundred and two thousand kilograms of rice a year. During collectivization, all our food was taken away by the canteen—that was the policy. We were not even allowed to cook at home.
Everyone except the elderly was sent to work up on the hill. We slept in a temporary shelter made of dried sorghum stalks. It was huge, everyone slept in it. . The People’s Commune was like a military organization— anyone who refused to follow orders would be punished. People were regularly deprived of food. Food, animals, and seeds all belonged to the commune. There was no proper system of distribution. If one brigade had no food to eat, they took food from another brigade, since everything belonged to the commune.
I was just a young man, an ordinary farmer. I knew nothing about Party politics. . One thing that happened in the commune was the eradication of illiteracy. Everyone had to study Mandarin. Even old grandmothers had to learn to read and write. At their age, how much could they take in? The more they were forced to learn, the more confused they became. . Before the commune, grain was distributed to individual families, and half of it was used to feed the pigs and the chickens. Almost every family kept pigs at that time.