Award winning Chinese rural drama focusing on the choice a son has to make between family and academia. Raised by his widowed father, Shiwa is a top student. His father, without the funds to send both his son and daughter to school, opts to send Shiwa, leaving his daughter to work in the fields. When Shiwa later wins a prestigious chemistry competition, the future looks bright. But the news of a tradegy at home soon forces him to make a choice between family and the career that seems his destiny.