A jiangshi, also known as a Chinese "hopping" vampire or zombie, is a type of reanimated corpse in Chinese legends and folklore. It is typically depicted as a stiff corpse dressed in official garments from the Qing Dynasty, and it moves around by hopping, with its arms outstretched. It kills living creatures to absorb their qi, or "life force", usually at night, while in the day, it rests in a coffin or hides in dark places such as caves
Jiang-Shi - The "hopping vampire" of Chinese myth . The Chinese Vampire drains life energy, it cannot speak, has pale skin, long claw-like fingernails, and a long prehensile tongue. It moves by hopping and always has its arms outstretched in rigor mortis. n some versions, it detects potential victims by the energy fluctuations caused by their breathing - one can hide, for a while, from one by holding one's breath.