Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:30 PM
does this make them Chinese werewolves as well as zombies and vampires?
has anyone else heard of this myth? I find it interesting...
Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:57 PM
I had begun to cherish words excessively for the space they allow around them, for their tangencies with countless other words that I did not utter. Andre Breton
Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:21 AM
i want to know why the jiang shi(s) wears imperial bureaucrat of the Qing dynasty clothes ?
Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:04 PM
Jiang Shi, Kangsi, Geong Shi, Chiang Shih; are all accepted spellings and pronunciations accociated with the Stiff/Hopping Corpse. It's just like calling Beijing "Peking", it's the same word, just translated differently by westerners since our languages have no common history beyond basic human phonetics.
It IS a forum of vampiric revenant; though it does not typically suck blood, historically they are more regarded for the ability to drain the life-force(Chi, qi, kii, ect) from victims.
Lastly, a note on western vampires; Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes, had nothing to do with Bram Stoker's Dracula. The whole story was written with a different name, until Bram found the word Dracula in some history books; it's derived from a word meaning "Demon" or "Dragon", which is why it was also used to describe Vlad. Otherwise, there was no connection.
Edited by Choppenstantz, 10 June 2009 - 07:12 PM.
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