A jiāng shī (僵尸), also spelled jiangshi, and also known as a Chinese “hopping” vampire or zombie, is a type of reanimated corpse in Chinese legends and folklore. “jiang shi” is read as Geongsi in Cantonese, Gangshi in Korean and Kyonshī in Japanese. According to legend, in the day, the jiang shi rests in a coffin or hides in dark places such as caves. At night, it moves around by hopping, with its arms outstretched. It kills living creatures to absorb their qi (life essence).