Asian Cinema : Chinese film set around 1949?

Chinese film set around 1949?

I saw this on cable sometime between 2007 and 2010. It was not dubbed, it had to do with a young girl during the revolution of 1949 and she was from a rich family. She gets sent to school in town and her family loses pretty much everything. At one point in the film, she is taken back to her house, which is being used by higher ups in the government.

That is all I remember. That and something about her needing new shoes. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Re: Chinese film set around 1949?

Sounds really familiar but for the life of me I can't name it. A couple titles that came to mind were:
Under the Hawthorn Tree Shan zha shu zhi lian (2010)
To Live Huo zhe (1994)
but neither fully fits.