THE JIANG SHI OF CHINA
- Jiang Shi are creatures blur the line between ghost and zombie.
- The spirits of people who died by suicide or violence, Jiang Shi (“Stiff Corpse”) have greenish skin, wear the robes of the Qing Dynasty, and move by hopping or bouncing.
- They feed off the qi (life essence) of living humans, though more modern legends describe them as sucking blood, likely due to the influence of Western vampire myths.
Zombies are blue-collar monsters.
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