Fugui to performed puppet shows while in the custody of a KMT (Kuomintang) army.
Mao Zedong served as the first Chairman of the Communist Party of China.
A Five-Year Plan ainmed to improve the economy through industrialization. In "Huo Zhe", Fugui's family had to donate much of their scrap iron for mkaing weapons to fight against Taiwan. When Fengxia needed to go to the hospital to have her baby, the hospital was being run by students because all doctors were sent to do hard labor.
Food was provided by the government in the communes. Fugui and his family are shown receiving meals at their town's commune.
Also known as the Great Chinese Famine, this was period of drought, poor weather and widespread famine.
"Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong" was widely distributed during the Cultural Revolution.
This was started by Chairman Mao enforcing communism by the removal of capitalist, traditional and cultural aspects from Chinese Society.
After Mao Zedong's death, Hua Guofeng took his place as the new Chairman of the Communist Party of China.