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Inscription at the entrance to the "Yeren Cave" in western Hubei Province.

The Yeran (Chinese: 野人; pinyin: yěrén; literally: 'wild-man'), variously referred to as the Yiren, Yeh Ren, Chinese Wildman[1] (Chinese: 神农架野人; pinyin: Shénnóngjiàyěrén; literally: 'The Wildman of Shennongjia') or Man-Monkey (Chinese: 人熊; pinyin: Ren Xiong; literally: 'Man Bear'), is a legendary creature said to reside in the remote mountainous forested regions of western Hubei.[2][3]

The Xinhua News Agency estimates that there have been around 400 sightings reported in the last few decades.[4]

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  1. ^ Zhou, Guoxing. "FIFTY YEARS OF TRACKING THE CHINESE WILDMAN" (PDF). Idaho State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ Frank Dikötter (1997). The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. C. Hurst & Co. Publishers. pp. 30–31. ISBN 1-85065-287-2.
  3. ^ Wren, Christopher (June 5, 1984). "ON THE TRAIL OF THE 'WILD MAN' OF CHINA". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ MacIsaac, Tara (June 17, 2015). "Wildman, China's Version of Bigfoot: Sightings, Scientific Tests, Theories". Epoch Times. Retrieved 23 July 2018.