Newsletter #122

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Dear Friend,

Are you still undecided about what to give the special mommy in your life? ChinaSprout can help you to decide! Mother's Day is less than 3 weeks away, so take the time out to visit our Mother’s Day page for wonderful and special gift ideas for your mom or the mom-to-be. Choose from Chinese inspired jewelry or dazzling accesories to show your love and affection. We would also like to announce the return of the Frequent Shopper Program.  Enjoy great savings and rewards when you purchase from ChinaSprout beginning April 1, 2004! We have also added some great new spring-inspired products, including lovely floral outfits, jewelry boxes, and charming home décor items, to celebrate the blossoming of the season.

Frequent Shopper Program is Back!

You asked and we listened. Because of the great responses that we had to the ChinaSprout Rewards Program, we are bringing it back as a way to say “Thank You” to our frequent customers. The more that you shop at ChinaSprout, the more you will save. Your purchases will begin accumulating on April 1, 2004. Once you have reached $200 in purchasing, you will automatically be enrolled in the ChinaSprout Rewards Program. You will receive an automatic 5% discount on all of your future purchases. After you reach $300 in purchasing, your discount increases to 10%. To find out how to save up to 15% on all of your ChinaSprout purchases, visit our Rewards page.


Mother's Day Page is Up


Mother’s Day is May 9th. Do you have that special gift to show mom how much she means to you? You can find it here at ChinaSprout! We have added some truly remarkable new gift ideas that are as unique and unforgettable as the extraordinary woman in your life. Don’t forget the mom-to-be! She will appreciate your thoughtful gesture that tells her that she is already a mom in your heart. Visit our Mother’s Day page to find your own distinctive Asian-inspired token of love. 

New Products

 Brocade Flower Dress

Butterfly Shoulder Bags

Chinese Character Silver/Stone Pendant

The Red Blanket

Clothes for Kids and Adults…

To make sure that you are ready for the warm weather, ChinaSprout has introduced some great new clothes for both kids and adults. We have added alluring sleeveless women’s blouses, adorable dresses for children and babies, and wonderfully silky pajamas and robes for the little ones. Welcome spring with one of these great ChinaSprout exclusives.



No outfit is complete without the right accent to set it off. You can find one-of-a-kind accessories at ChinaSprout that will get you noticed. Take a look at our new purses or fine silk scarf, which are great for both formal and casual wear. For the men, we have added some bold new ties, perfect for a power meeting!



We have added some wonderful jewelry pieces that ladies and girls will treasure.  Check out our new silver and stone necklace, pendant, and bracelet for a wonderful compliment to any outfit. The simple Double Happiness Jade Pendant offers classic elegance. And the deep cinnabar bracelet and pendants will remind you of the red earth of China. There is something for every taste in our newest collection.


Jewelry Bags…

Our newest Chinese themed jewelry boxes and make-up bags will help to keep your jewelry and make-up organized. With our charming products to store jewelry, make-up, or any other small accessories, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to locate exactly what you need when you need it. 


Home Décor…

Be sure to stock up on home decorating essentials from ChinaSprout. Decorate everything on your dining table including that bottle of wine! Dress it up in one of our whimsical bottle covers. You can also decorate your home with our lovely table settings, runners, and splendid lanterns to add an unforgettable asian flair to your home.


Toys and Accessories…

Make sure that you have memorable children’s gifts and balloons on hand for birthdays, special events, or just because. Little girls will adore our stunning Miao Miao doll or our beautiful hair accessories and little boys will love our newest Monkey King toy and staff. As always, we have wonderful small items that are great to include in gift bags!



We have added some truly enjoyable books to our collection. Children will adore the wonderful pictures that accompany “The Red Blanket” and “The Littlest Emperor”. For the young China enthusiasts, “Tai Chi Morning” is a great book to start learning about China. Straight out of the heartwarming book “I Love You Like Crazy Cakes”, we now have it as a beautiful adoption card in the same series!


Popular Products Back in Stock !

As you know, we recently moved to make room for more inventory. More space means more room for those items that you ask for the most. Our shelves are full again with popular apparel, accessories, jewelry, music, books, and home décor items. Don’t miss out on your chance to purchase these highly anticipated items before they sell-out again!

Spring Cleaning Sale

ChinaSprout’s Spring Cleaning sale is our biggest ever! We’re clearing our shelves in order to continue making room for more unique items. Many products across all categories are now available at greatly reduced prices. This is a great opportunity for you to scoop up some of our quality merchandise or to stock up on gift items for future giving! Check out these sale pages:

China in the News

THE SATURDAY PROFILE; China's Martha Stewart, With Reasons to Smile


WHEN she started out in television three years ago, stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey as she stood behind a kitchen counter on a simple set, Zhou Zhu remembers painfully, she had difficulty smiling while struggling to remember her lines. Her first self-produced pilot for a program offering tips on a Western-style... 

Get the whole story here (NYT, for purchase only)


China to Spend More on Cultural Preservation
(Xinhua News Agency April 18, 2004)
China will invest 20 million yuan (US$2.4 million) this year in national and folk culture preservation, said Vice Culture Minister Zhou Heping in Lijiang City, southwestern China’s Yunnan Province…

Get the whole story here


China TV Listings

The China Related TV list is compiled weekly by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. Kirby, an adoptive parent of three Chinese girls, has one of the most comprehensive TV listings of programs on China and from China that are in the English language.


The Last Emperor (1987)

Bernardo Bertolucci's Oscar-winning account of Pu Yi, the last emperor of China's Ching Dynasty.Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Performers: Joan Chen, Dennis Dun, John Lone, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong Rating: PG-13
Thu, April 22 at 2:00AM-5:45AM on TCM - Turner Classic Movies

Huozhe (To Live) (1994)

A villager sees her husband mature from gambler to puppeteer to soldier in 1940s-'60s China. Directed by Zhang Yimou. Adult Situations. Cast: Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao, Jiang Wu, Ni Dabong, Liu Tianchi, Deng Fei. Director(s): Yimou Zhang. Producer(s): Chiu Fu-sheng
Thu, April 22 at 4:45AM-7:00AM on LOVE

Champions of the Wild - "Pandas", Episode #106.

Dr. Sue Mainka helps raise captive pandas at Wolong Reserve in China.
Thu, April 22 at 6:30AM-7:00AM on ANPLAN


More listings...

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"The whole year's work depends on good planning in the spring, and the whole day's work depends on good planning in the early morning." From 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom.

This proverb tells us that good planning beforehand is the precondition for success.

May you be successful!


Your Friends,


The ChinaSprout Team

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