In response to:

In China's Gulag from the August 10, 1995 issue

In my review “In China’s Gulag” [NYR, August 10] I mistakenly wrote that the mother of the author Ma Bo was the novelist Mo Yan. Ma Bo’s mother is in fact the novelist Yang Mo. My apologies to those concerned.

Jonathan Spence
New Haven, Connecticut

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October 19, 1995