Based on William Hinton's book this play recounts in vividly dramatic form how the people of a remote Chinese village come to terms with Communism.
Every revolutions creates new words. The Chinese revolution created a whole new vocabulary.A most important word in this vocabulary was "fanshen". Literally it means "to turn the body" or "to turn over".
This is the story of how the peasants of Long Bow built a new world.