Xiang shi is a Chinese vampire. According to Chinese folklore if you don't bury your dead right away they might become xiang shi. So, if you find yourself facing a person with red glowing eyes, covered in green fuzz-like corpse mold, with long white hair, you’ve got yourself a xiang shi.
To defend against the xiang shi, try holding your breath. Other effective techniques include sticky rice (but not the regular kind) and chicken eggs (but not duck eggs).
"One moment Mr. Xiang shi I just need to step to the fridge for some.... damn it, DH ate all the sticky rice and chicken eggs!" Holding my breath? Perhaps-- if someone covered with corpse mold was in my house it might be an automatic response. However, I'm going for the option not mentioned. RUN!!!
I think it was a cat in another life. Just say'n.