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Cao’s House is a short documentary about my grandfather who recalls his memories of his father and his father’s houses which were burned down during the Wenxi Fire of 1938. The presence of the buildings in the documentary stands in contrast with the absence of the houses that feature in my grandfather's narrated memories. The history of the Cao family echoes the larger experience of the city that was burned down during the Wenxi Fire of 1938 along with the dramatic changes experienced afterwards.