Newsletter #124   

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Dear Friend,

Mother's Day is next Sunday (May 9th) and ChinaSprout has many beautiful gifts that Moms will love! As an added bonus, if you spend $50 at ChinaSprout, we will send you a special FREE Take-Out Handbag. Check out our Mother's Day page for great gift ideas. 


This week, we have added some wonderful Chinese music CDs, language books (for both kids and adults), a few new accessories, beautiful Yi Xing teapots, and some fun toys for kids. At ChinaSprout, we are constantly looking for ways to make your shopping experience easier. We have just added a new feature that we know you will love -- Notify Me. Read more about this great new feature in this newsletter.  

Tell Her She's Special With a ChinaSprout  Mother's Day Gift 

Love Silver and Love Stone Pendant

Mother's Day is next Sunday. Did you remember to get something for Mom?  There is still enough time to place your last minute orders at ChinaSprout to ensure that they are in-hand for Mother's Day.

Please plan ahead to make sure that your Mother's Day gifts arrive on time! Don't forget our special offer of a FREE gift (see below) and be sure to check out our Mother's Day page.


ChinaSprout Offers Free Gift For Mom


As an extra gift from ChinaSprout to Mom, you will receive a FREE Bamboo Take-Out Handbag with any $50.00 minimum purchase from May 2nd through 7th. Simply add the bag and enter coupon code 1083465329 while on the shopping cart page, then hit 'Recalculate' and your FREE gift will be added to your cart! A very special gift for your very special Mom. One item per customer, per order. The gift offer is valid only while supplies last.



New Products

Grace From China
 Grace From China
Chinese Calligraphy Silk Scarf
Chinese Calligraphy Silk Scarf

Yi Xing Teapot - Chinese Blossom Flower

     Plushy Chinese Doll
 Chinese Monkey Calligraphy Scrolls

Accessories and Home Decor…

ChinaSprout has added some great accessories and home decor products. The Chinese Calligraphy scarf and Porcelain bracelets are great for both work and play. Our newest Yi Xing teapots reflect floral springtime themes. Add a charming tea tin and you create a wonderful gift set! For your home, our Chinese scrolls, petite Panda, and good luck decoration sheet make wonderful home decor accents.


Adult Chinese Language Books…

The China Panorama and New Practical Chinese Reader series are comprehensive language learning systems that include textbooks, workbooks, and instructor's manuals. Both series are made for the adult Chinese language beginner. A great way to learn Chinese on your own time and at your own pace.

 Happy Chinese Textobook, 1

Children's Chinese Language Books…

The Standard Chinese language series is for kids with family whose native language is Chinese or who have direct access to Chinese instructors. This series provides colorful illustrations, which bring meaningful context to the lessons in the text and workbooks. The Happy Chinese series is a great beginners Chinese language program for kids 8 and up. It provides lessons with simplified Chinese characters, Pinyin, and English.


Other Books…

We have recently added flash cards and an illustrated China Map puzzle, which will provide hours of learning fun. 500 Daily Expressions and the Contemporary Chinese Audio CDs support Chinese language learning efforts and provides useful phrases used in Chinese daily life. For the young reader, be sure to check out Grace from China, the story of a 14-year old girl and how a baby from China helps her to come to terms with a tragic loss.

 Theme of the Great Wall


ChinaSprout has compiled a vast collection of Chinese music encompassing memorable tunes and performances from some of China's most noted musicians and orchestras. These CDs contain music performed on a variety of Chinese instruments including Chinese flutes, percussion, and strings. Be sure to check out these remarkable recordings that celebrate Chinese themes and life.

 Sundress for 14" Asian Doll


Children will delight at our Chibi Maruko, Butterfly, and Hula Wa sticker pages. For little girls, we have added a Plushy Chinese Doll and two lovely Asian-inspired outfits for their babies. For your little ones learning the art of using chopsticks, our children's chopsticks and spoon are perfect for tiny hands. The 12 Chinese Zodiac and Dragonball Z figures are fun for play or even themed parties.

 Sundress for 14" Asian Doll

Popular Products Back in Stock !

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

We’re still 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:

ChinaSprout Introduces New Features - Notify Me!

Notify Me!…

Has this happened to you ... You finally decide to purchase the lovely ChinaSprout Mandarin dress that you had your eye on. You click on the purchase button only to discover that it is not currently available in your size. Never again will you miss out on getting your heart's desire! ChinaSprout is proud to introduce Notify Me!, a new feature, which will let you know when out-of-stock products are back on our shelves and available for purchase. To use this feature, click on "Not your size or color? Click here to get notified!" underneath the option selector. The page will refresh and show all options that are currently unavailable. Select your option and click on the "Notify Me" button. If you have registered (it's free) at ChinaSprout, this process takes only one click. Otherwise type in your email address to get notified.

China in the News



New is a relative term in Shanghai, a great metropolis that was condemned to an enforced slumber during much of the period that China has been under Communist rule. That all changed in 1991, when the reformist patriarch, Deng Xiaoping, decided that Shanghai, long China's most cosmopolitan city, should be the showcase for the country's embrace of economic liberalization...

Get the whole story here (NYT)



The Chinese word for dazzling, zhayan, can also mean to stick a needle in the eye. Now frantically reconstructing itself ahead of the 2008 Olympics, Beijing has embraced the term in all its dimensions: flashy, vibrant and sophisticated; shocking, noisome and hard on the eyes...Fortunately, Beijing is trying harder to create a few oases, sometimes inside its most cherished historic spaces...

Get the whole story here (NYT)


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.


A Wedding Story - "Wynne & Leon"

A young pair seals their love in an American-style wedding with Chinese touches.
Mon, May 3 at 10:30AM-11:00AM on TLC - The Learning Channel

Zoom - Episode 606

The ZOOMers get soaked in the appropriately named ZOOMgame, "Splash!" Shing Ying celebrates her Chinese culture and the harvest moon festival, teaching the audience to make delicious "Moon Cakes." In today's ZOOMsci segment, the ZOOMers try to slow things down by making a "Marble Maze."

Mon, May 3 at 3:30PM-4:00PM on WGTV (Atlanta PBS)

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child - "Little Red Riding Hood"

B.D. Wong ("All-American Girl") provides the voice of the wolf in a Chinese-style adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood," known here as Little Red Happy Coat. Voices: Amy Hill (Mama, Mrs. Oolong), Vu Mai (Red) and Brian Tochi (Tailor).
Tue, May 4 at 7:30AM-8:00AM on HBOFAM - HBO Family


More listings...

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come." - Conficius

This proverb reminds us to remain positive, no matter what trials we face, and, ultimately, happiness will be ours.

Wishing you much happiness and a wonderful Mother's Day!


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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