One day at the end of September 1956, I was busy sorting out the statistics of the month, preparing to report to the provincial supply and marketing cooperatives by phone, and the director of prescriptions came to the office in person and asked me to go to him for a visit.. I put down my work and came to the director’s office. I saw a strange female comrade already sitting inside.. Director Fang said, ” Wang, this is section chief Yao of prefectural party Committee organization department. she has something to talk to you about.”. Chief Yao nodded to me with a smile, asked me to sit down in the chair opposite her, and then smilingly said to me in her unintelligible northern dialect, ” comrade Wang, organizationally ready to transfer your work.”. I came to ask for your opinion today. I asked, ” Chief, where do I go when the organization raises my head?”? She said *’ Tibet’. The Guangdong – Han and Hunan – Guangxi railways meet in Hengyang, and the Xiangjiang River crosses the city from south to north, dividing the Hengyang city into east and west halves, with the east side and the west side each having a railway station.. Jiangdong is called the East Railway Station, while Jiangxi is called the West Railway Station. I thought to myself, although I have taken several trains, I don’t know anything about the work of the railway station. What can I do there? I asked her incredulously, ” Chief, what can I do when I get to the West Railway Station?”? The section chief smiled and repeatedly motioned with his hand and said, ” No, no, it’s not the west station of the train.”. It’s the Xi – Zang yo that is far away and far away. She raised her head and glanced at Fang’s office. She just saw a map of provinces across the country hanging on the wall. She stood up to the map with a smile and said, pointing to the west of the map, ” Comrade Wang, you see, this is Tibet.”! ‘ I hurriedly got up and came to the map, followed her fingers and looked blankly at the large area painted with light green color. At this moment, section chief Yao spoke again. She said: ” In July this year, the CPC’s Tibet Working Committee submitted a five-year plan to the central government to carry out democratic reforms in Tibet, requiring more Han cadres from the mainland to work in Tibet.”. The central government decided that we should deploy 38 people in Hunan and 4 in Hengyang. The requirements for cadres to go to Tibet are very high, and personal files have been examined and approved by the provincial party Committee organization department. I would also like to tell you: 1. Tibet is high, living conditions are difficult, transportation is inconvenient, and the situation is also unstable. comrades going to Tibet should be fully prepared. maybe they will not come back in three years and five years, or even their lives may be in danger. 2. The comrades who went to Tibet this time have the right to express their views fully. No matter what difficulties they may have, they can speak to the organization.. If you don’t want to go, you can also send someone else organizationally. Chief Yao was still there talking profusely, but my heart began to whisper: this time, only four cadres from all over the region were chosen to go to Tibet, which is really one in a thousand.! I am a landlord + bureaucrat’ alternative person’ in this family, but I can be’ selected’? She is barking up the wrong tree today? I hesitantly said to the section chief, ” My family composition …” The section chief interrupted me as soon as the conversation started. She said, ” Your situation and organization are clear.”. When the minister went to Changsha for the meeting, he also reported your situation to the minister of provincial party Committee organization.. In the future, don’t entertain foolish ideas and carry a big burden. You have to believe in the party’s policy: you can choose your way out of your own hands! ‘ see me still low head don’t talk, standing in front of the map stunned. The section chief suddenly smiled and said to me, ” Wang, what else do you want?”? ‘ Before I could answer, she smiled and asked in that very nonstandard Hunan dialect: ” It’s not time to think of a guest ( Hunan dialect: wife )? This question seems to me to be a thief caught by her on the spot, and I quickly protested, ” No, no, really not.”! Chief Yao said with a smile, ” The 18 – year – old boy thinks that the guests are normal too. Why should he be ashamed of himself?”. Speaking of which, she stopped laughing and said seriously, ” If you really have an object, tell me quickly that you can think about it organizationally.”. I quickly said, ” No, really not.”! ‘ At that time, Fang, who was sitting on the side, gave me a hard look and asked, ” That little Rui …” I interrupted him very impolitely before the director finished his speech and raised his voice and said, ” That’s all Xiao Zhao and several of them are deliberately spreading rumors.”! The director looked at me with a strange look and took the cup to drink a mouthful of water. he may also want to say something, or those who want to say something may have pressed the tea into his stomach and finally did not say it.. The section chief stood up and said goodbye to director Fang and turned to me and said, ” oh, yes, minister ren asked you to go to his house after work this afternoon.”. ‘ Fang, director of the off Yao Kechang. I followed out of the director’s office. The director said, ” Xiao Wang, don’t go first. I have something to ask you.”. I went in again, and he said with a frown, ” You did a good job, but you love to entertain foolish ideas.”. In order to take care of you, the organization specially transferred Xiao Rui from lengshuitan. Is it easy? But how did you tell somebody else’s section chief Yao just now? Do you live up to somebody else’s small Rui by doing so? I said to the director, ” I’m not sorry for her, but her father did not allow us to get well.”. The director pulled up a chair and asked curiously, ” what is going on? sit down and tell me about it.”. ‘ I will specially come to Hengyang to find me young Rui’s father. the old man said: their family consists of rich peasants, our family is a landlord, our family lives in grandpa’s house for a long time, and a bureaucrat is also added..If we really become close and have another child in the future, the class composition of the child will be 1 + 2 > 3! Xiaorui dad also said: according to him, for the sake of our two good, but also for the sake of being responsible to our future generations, even if he listens to a word from a poor teacher, I hope the relationship between us will end here. After listening to my tearful report, director Fang did not criticize me again, but he did not say to me such comforting words as’ roads can be chosen’, just sighed: ” ah -”, and went on to say: ” I am wrong about you.”. Get busy with your telegram. ‘ also on the afternoon when section chief Yao spoke to me, I went to minister ren’s house. The minister’s wife, Lao Tang, saw me and hurriedly said, ” Xiao Wang, come in quickly. Lao ren is waiting for you.”. I met the minister, and he said to me smilingly, ” now you should always believe that the party’s policy can be said and done.”? I nodded and said, ” Believe, believe! The minister asked again, ” You should be satisfied now, right?”. I don’t understand, ” Minister, what are you satisfied with?”? The minister said, ” don’t you really want to be a soldier?”? I asked curiously, ” Minister, how do you know that I want to be a soldier? The minister smiled and said, ” Don’t forget that the old chief you worked in Hengyang County was also my old comrade – in – arms.”. I said, ” But going to Tibet is not a soldier.”. The minister said, ” You want to be a soldier, don’t you just want to fight with a gun?”? Now the whole country is liberated except Taiwan, and North Korea has already stopped fighting. Where are you going to fight? This time I went to Changsha for a meeting. I met the provincial people’s Committee director Shi, who followed marshal Chen yi to Tibet in March. According to his return, going to Tibet now is by no means more comfortable than we were during the War of Liberation. In my opinion, I can’t say well on the border in the future, but there are still places on the mainland where gunfire may ring, leaving Tibet alone.. The minister paused and said, ” how about that?”? If you can’t go in case of difficulties, tell me now that there is still time. I hurriedly said, ” I can go, I prefer to go.”. I promise to work hard and never lose face with you! The minister said, ” Don’t humiliate me.”? Who do you think I am? I really don’t deserve this sentence. You are going to Tibet to serve the Tibetan people well and not to humiliate the people of Hunan! ‘ that a few days, handed over the work, and then wait for notice. I went home and told Mummy about my trip to Tibet. Mother looked at me anxiously, covering my hands in her rough but warm hands, quietly listening to me finish without opening my mouth, but tears fell silently like beads of broken thread.. For a long time and for a long time, she said gently, ” Shouyazi, you want to leave Hengyang and leave this home, your mind and mother understand it.”. You’ve been wronged. It’s all up to Mummy. ‘ When I left home, Mummy held my hand tightly and said, ” Shou Yazi, you must come back again before you leave. Mummy will fry you another bowl of fried rice with egg with her own hands.”. ‘ but, on that night, suddenly a phone call came and said to the prefectural party Committee meeting at five o’clock tomorrow morning. If you want to go home again, don’t say ” taxi” in Hengyang at that time, even the bus hasn’t arrived yet, and it’s far from possible to go back on the dark road.. Li Kechang, Xiao Zhao and Wen Yi sat with me, saying things over and over again. There is nothing to say. We all advised section chief Li to go back to rest. Then the three of us continued to sit like this. After a while, Xiao Rui unexpectedly came. She reluctantly smiled at me and sat down next to Xiao Wen, holding one hand with tears in her eyes … Ah, from beginning to end, she didn’t say a word and didn’t look at me again.. The next day, when it was not bright, Xiao Zhao carried my small luggage on his bicycle and sent me to the prefectural party Committee compound. I followed the other three comrades to Changsha by train. The train thundered past Lei River Bridge, and my ear was still ringing with Mummy’s words: ” Mummy will fry another bowl of fried rice for you with her own hands.”. ” October 1956, Changsha is a good time for autumn. We stayed at Changsha Hotel ( at that time, it was called the First Hostel of the Provincial Party Committee ). Liu Minggao, the leader of our Hengyang team, is the county finance and trade minister of Qiyang. He said that we are now called ” Hunan Provincial Committee to Tibet Cadre Brigade.”. Captain Yu Xincun turned out to be the director of Changsha Municipal Bureau of Industry, an old revolutionary. Thirty – eight members of the team and 19 cadres at or above the county level are from all regions of the province and provincial authorities. ( This photo was taken in Changsha when entering Tibet. Right for my good partner Wang Ji when he was working in Hengyang County, he was having a meeting in Changsha at that time. I was wearing the military jacket that Han Kechang gave me. ) We stayed in Changsha for five days altogether.On the afternoon of the first day, when everyone was here, the minister of provincial party Committee organization came to see us personally, and he highlighted the significance of this visit to Tibet.. He also came with Director Shi of the Provincial Ethnic Affairs Commission. In his introduction, the organization minister said, ” Director Shi went to Tibet with the central delegation in April, and asked him to give you a detailed account of the situation there.”. Director Shi first described the general situation of Tibet, saying that Tibet is an inseparable part of the motherland and a lovely place. The Tibetan nation is industrious and wise, honest and kind. However, he also said that due to historical and social reasons, Tibet’s economy and culture are relatively backward and need our cadres, the People’s Liberation Army and the Tibetan people to work hard under the leadership of the Party to develop its economy and culture and make it progress with other ethnic groups in the country.. Director Shi also said that Tibet is located on the plateau, with thin air and cold weather. He talked excitedly, from Xining to Riyue Mountain, to the story of Princess Wencheng entering Tibet, to Dachaidan and the Great Salt Bridge, and to the Potala Palace in Lhasa.. Later, he said that when he crossed Tanggula Mountain, it was like an invisible hand holding his neck.. At this moment, the organization minister interrupted him with a smile and said loudly, ” Comrades, you are afraid of Tanggula Mountain.”? ‘ Everyone said in chorus: ” Not afraid.”! The organization minister went on to say: ” the secretary of the boat is not in Changsha now. he asked me to tell you:” princess wencheng entered Tibet that year, promoting national unity. ”: Today, your thirty-eight people are like tens of millions of people in Hunan marrying thirty-eight daughters of the Tibetan people. You must work hard to serve the Tibetan people well and win honor for the Hunan people.. I hope you will remember what the secretary of the boat said. We are waiting for your good news. After the meeting, we were shown two Tibetan films. Until now, I still remember the names of the two films, one is’ Golden Silver Beach’ and the other is’ Dawn of Fierce River’. The solemn and stirring scenes in the film, especially the magnificent images of the black water in the white mountain in Kangxi and Qinghai – Tibet regions, have long brought my heart to the plateau. The next day, the hostel gave each of us 300 yuan and 20 feet of cloth tickets. The money was a subsidy for us to enter Tibet, and I heard that the cloth tickets were personally approved by the secretary of the boat for us to buy cold-proof clothes.. For the first time in my life, I have received so much money that I really don’t know what to buy. After a morning’s walk in the streets of Changsha, I spent more than ten yuan on a short cotton coat called ” Lenin’s Dress” popular at that time, and another thirty yuan on a small suitcase from cattle hide.. Back at the hostel, Liu praised the small suitcase and said, ” It’s a penny for a penny. Look how strong the suitcase is.”. But when he picked up the coat, a scream startled me. He said, ” My God, how did you get a woman’s padded jacket back?”? Go for a walk, I’ll help you go back. On the third and fourth days, comrades from the provincial party Committee’s communication department accompanied us on a tour in Changsha. On the afternoon of the fourth day, a farewell party was held for us. Secretary of the boat hasn’t come back yet, but Secretary Zhou Li and Secretary Zhou Hui came in person. Secretary Zhou Hui said many things, but I still can’t remember one word. He said, ” The organization minister told you long ago, and I’ll repeat the same thing as Secretary Xiaozhou: You are the daughter of tens of millions of people in Hunan married to the Tibetan people, and don’t humiliate the people in your hometown.”. I wish you a pleasant journey. ‘ Before leaving Changsha, the hotel finance office gave us a letter of introduction on salary transfer. I took a look and found that my administrative level 23 was written as level 22, which must have been wrong. It’s a big problem not to report information! I immediately went to the finance office and the handling comrades smiled and said, ” I didn’t write it wrong.”. The provincial party Committee decided that each comrade below the 18th level should be promoted to the first level.. ‘ in the evening, on the train. The car is also a hard sleeper specially arranged for 38 of us. Comrades from the Communication Office said: There is no direct train from Changsha to Xi ‘an. You were supposed to change trains in Zhengzhou, and the secretary of the boat asked to contact the Railway Bureau. After you arrive in Zhengzhou, you don’t need to change carriages, just need to organize another train to go directly to Xi ‘an.. A few small things, seemingly ordinary. But a first secretary of the provincial party Committee, Li wanji, 20 – foot cloth tickets, one-level salary per person below grade 18, even without changing trains after arriving in Zhengzhou . ah, now, more than 50 years have passed, and the secretary of the boat has already passed away, but these ” small things” have been engraved on my heart.!