If you can track it down there is an intriguing book entitled The Man Who Sold A Ghost – Chinese Tales of the 3rd – 6th Centuries translated by Yang Hsien-Yi and Gladys Yang. Although most of the tales are cultural folktales there are a handful of strange monster-related yarns, perfect for any campfire.
The Ghost Met At Night reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode and reads as follows:
'During the Huangchu period of the Wei dynasty, a man was riding at night through Tunchiu when he saw on the road a creature the size of a rabbit with eyes like two round mirrors. This thing leaped up and down in front of his horse so that it could not go on. And when the rider fell to the ground in fright, the apparition tried to catch him. The man fainted away with terror. By and by he came to himself, and found the monster gone. He remounted and rode on for several miles till he met another traveller. After exchanging greetings he told the stranger his story, saying how delighted he was to have company.
The other said: “I was travelling alone, and am very glad to have a companion on the road. Since you are mounted and can go faster, you had better lead the way and let me follow.”
So they went on.
Presently the stranger asked: “What did that apparition look like to frighten you so ?”
He answered: “It was the size of a rabbit, with eyes like two round mirrors – a fearful sight!”
The other man said: “Look at me!”
The man turned his head. His companion had changed into the monster! This apparition leaped on to the horse, and the rider fell to the ground and fainted away. His family was surprised when the horse returned alone. Going in search of him, they discovered him by the roadside. He did not regain consciousness till the next day, when he told them all that had happened.'