Li Ziqi (blogger)

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Li Ziqi
Native name
Born (1990-07-06) July 6, 1990 (age 29)
OccupationYouTuber, food blogger
Years active2016–present

Li Ziqi (Chinese: 李子柒; pinyin: Lǐ Zǐqī; born July 6, 1990) is a Chinese food and country-life blogger and internet celebrity.[1] She is known for creating food and handicraft preparation videos in her hometown of rural Pingwu, Mianyang, Sichuan, often from basic ingredients and tools using traditional Chinese techniques.[2][3][4][5] As of 2019, she has over 7 million subscribers on YouTube, 19 million followers on Sina Weibo, and has inspired many bloggers to post similar content.[6][7][8][9]

She was awarded the People's Choice Award by the People's Daily newspaper in September 2019 and CCTV praised her and stated "Without a word commending China, Li promotes Chinese culture in a good way and tells a good China story".[10]

Personal life[edit]

Li lives with her grandmother in the countryside of Mianyang in southwest China's Sichuan Province.[7] She was orphaned at a very young age. As a young adult she lived in the city, making a living by working as a DJ. When her grandfather died, she moved back to take care of her grandmother.


  1. ^ Yamaguchi, David (14 March 2019). "SANSEI JOURNAL: Everything Comes From China". North American Post.
  2. ^ "Une artiste chinoise propose un tutoriel pour fabriquer des outils de calligraphie". ActuaLitté (in French). 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "100 Chinese selected as "good young netizens"". Xinhua News Agency. 2 August 2018.
  4. ^ "L'une des plus jolies chaînes de YouTube serait en réalité un outil de propagande massive". L'ADN (in French). 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ 揭秘2017最火網紅「古風美食第一人」李子柒
  6. ^ "Top YouTube channels to learn about China". GBTimes. 25 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "This Chinese youtube girl teaches us how tofu is made". Emotions. 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ Victoria, Ashley (13 April 2019). "Li Ziqi: The Online Celebrity Bringing Ol' School Traditions to the Modern World". Chinosity.
  9. ^ "La youtubeuse Li Ziqi et la tradition chinoise ancestrale". AgoraVox. 7 May 2018.
  10. ^ "State media joins rural blogger Li Ziqi's millions of followers". South China Morning Post. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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