In the following we like to document a video interview with Professor Tsien about how the Great Proletarian Culture Revolution impacted the universities and himself personally. Prior to it, he nursed thoughts of imitating the model of the Yankees and Social-imperialist Russia as he considered them superior to Chinas universities. He was selfish and through out 20 years of his university career and only had his own ego in mind. He despised his son for choosing a workers path.

Then the Cultural Revolution came along, Red Guards visited his house and got him to think. Later, he applied to participate in factory work where he first came into contact with various workers and got experienced that further enriched his scientific work.