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Works with husband among Buddhists

The Rijnharts planned to go to Kumbum on the China-Tibet frontier, which was an important center of Buddhist learning and worship. From there, they hoped to travel into the interior of Tibet. Their ultimate goal was to reach the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, where Christian missionaries had been barred since the seventeenth century. They landed in Shanghai and traveled up the Yangtze River to Hsi-ning, the capital of the province of Tsinghai. From there, they went to the small town of Lusar, the trading center for the great Buddhist monastery of Kumbum, which housed over 4,000 monks. They stayed there for two years.

While the Rijnharts were at Kumbum the Muslim inhabitants of the neighboring province of Gansu revolted, and there were many casualties. Although the Rijnharts had set up a clinic in their home to treat patients informally, they were surprised to be...

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