Rén xióng (crypto-hominid)
|人熊 (Rén Xióng)|
Illustration of a creature described by I.T. Sanderson as a Gin-Sung
|a.k.a.||Gin Sung, jen-hsiung|
Gin-sung (Chinese: 人熊, rén xióng, jen-hsiung; English: "Man-bear") is a name assigned to a crypto-hominid in the reports of Ivan T. Sanderson and others, reputedly originating in and around the Sichuan province of China, described in Sanderson's "Abominable Snowmen" (1961) as looking "very much like a large, broad-shouldered man wearing the skin of a bear, otherwise known as the Dzu-Teh," and "a real giant, shaggy-coated, and able to stay long periods in the ruggedest country; dangerous, a stock raider, but possessed of an almost exactly human-type foot."
In contrast such reports, the word 人熊 (rén xióng, gin-sung, jen-hsiung) typically refers to the common brown bear, Ursus arctos, despite the direct translations of "man-bear" or "bear-person."
- Sanderson, Ivan T. (1961), Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life: Story of Sub-humans on Five Continents from Early Ice Age to Today, Philadelphia: Chilton Co., p. 443, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b4456878;view=1up;seq=479, retrieved 2017-11-03
- Sanderson, Abominable Snowmen, p. 325, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b4456878;view=1up;seq=361
- 人熊 （熊科动物）, baike.baidu.com, https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E4%BA%BA%E7%86%8A/307825, retrieved 2017-11-04