What was the true train of thought behind the founding of the Chinese Communist Party and the rise of the Communist revolution in China? The 58 earliest members of the CCP were almost exclusively young and middle-aged intellectuals. Among them were Chen Duxiu, Li Dachao, Li Hanjun and Chen Wangdao, all of whom studied in Japan before the May Fourth Movement and were the first to translate and spread Marxism and Socialism from Japan to the rest of the country. This film pictures dozens of pioneers, who were the first to participate in the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party and the early spread of Marxism. Following the spread of Marx and Soviet-Russian socialism, this film sorts out the life choices of a generation of young Chinese intellectuals who are looking for a way to save the country, and outlines the history of the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party.