Erp, looks like i didn't read the first post on this thread too carefully.
I was wondering though if anyone could comment on something i've heard from the Chinese side of things?
I vaguely recall reading accounts of that time period which stated (in some rather condescending terms I might add), of reports of PLA officers saying that the Tibetans believed that the Chinese Army was being aided spiritually by a "nine-headed demon."
I've always wondered if that was simply a bit of Communist propagandistic slander, or if that was an actual belief at the time (or perhaps an ongoing belief).
And if true, was this "nine-headed demon" ever given a name?