Today is Peach Blossom Day based on the lunar calendar. Hiking has been a tradition for this day in many parts of China. There’re numerous ancient poems celebrating the arrival of the spring season, and some of them have been incorporated into textbooks in China. Since the coronavirus outbreak is not officially over, large gatherings are still prohibited. Li Ziqi decided to pick some flowers, make snacks with the flowers,… Read More »Peach Blossom Day: A Picnic with Flower Snacks
Li Ziqi videos and updates
After a long pause, Li Ziqi just uploaded a new video – the first since the Coronavirus Outbreak.
In this video, she went from growing a unique type of plant, collecting natural blue dye from them, and all the way to hand drawing floral patterns, and finally dying large sheets of raw fabric. I suppose there will be a second episode where she’ll actually make a blue skirt, hinted by the video’s title in Chinese.
Update: Second episode was released a few hours later. You can watch both videos below.Read More »Handmade Blue Dyed Fabric with Hand-drawn Floral Patterns
Why is Li Ziqi so popular? What exactly are Liziqi fans looking for in her videos? These questions are not only in our minds, they are also asked by a growing number of academic researchers. It’s not a surprise. Li Ziqi’s story is so fascinating that it deserves sociological studies. One of China’s top institutions, Renmin University, is doing just that. A group of students have reached out to us… Read More »University Survey about Li Ziqi and Her International Fans
Li Ziqi hasn’t uploaded any new videos since Life of Cotton, from more than a month ago. She doesn’t post on Chinese social networks either. However, her assistant, Min Guo, has been updating Liziqi fans regularly, including their effort of donating medical supplies to hospitals fighting the Coronavirus ourbreak. On February 20, Min Guo posted a few images on Weibo, as well as a brief update. She mentioned that Liziqi’s… Read More »Update on Liziqi amid CoronaVirus Outbreak
The virus outbreak has paralyzed the City of Wuhan, and put many surrounding cities in total lock-down. As a result, medical supplies are quickly depleting in the region. Almost all hospitals are in dire need of face masks, medical gloves, safety goggles, and protective clothing. Some have completely run out. There are images showing nurses cutting transparent folders and using them as shields. Others are making face masks with hospital… Read More »Team Liziqi Donates Medical Supplies to Fight Virus Outbreak
If you’re a fan of Li Ziqi, sooner or later you’ll hear about Dianxi Xiaoge. They’re both YouTube stars from China, both exceptional in making gourmet food, and yes, both produce amazing videos that showcase their unbelievable skills and gorgeous scenery around their home towns.Read More »Li Ziqi vs. Dianxi Xiaoge: Similar Idea, Different Style, Equally Amazing
This episode is absolutely amazing (not that others aren’t): Li Ziqi started from planting seeds, went on to hand pick ornamental cotton , and then processed cotton balls using the old-fashioned, giant bow and string. Finally, she made cotton quilt for grandma with ancient, traditional tools and technique. As a bonus, she also made small cotton quilts for her two adorable puppies.
Li Ziqi bought half a pig from relatives and went to work.Read More »Smoked Sausage, Spicy Chicken Soup, and Pork Liver with Salted Eggs
I only heard about Li Ziqi in December of 2019. I’m sure most of you reading this blog knew about her way before me.Read More »Liziqi: Behind the Scenes Footage, and a Heart-Breaking Letter Written in 2017
Li Ziqi has a personal assistant: Minguo (民国). Although she doesn’t show up in Ziqi’s videos very often, in reality she takes care of many things. She’s the real insider.
Minguo has her own Weibo account with more than 400K followers. She posts pictures, videos, and interesting tidbits that don’t make it to Li Ziqi’s official Weibo.Read More »Behind the Scene: Li Ziqi Falling off a Big Rock, Literally