Newsletter #125

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Dear Friend,

Summer vacation for the kids is approaching and so is Father's Day.  We have lots of suggestions for Dad and for that special teacher.  Why not give Dad more than a bottle of cologne or a new BBQ apron this year! Our latest jewelry additions include pieces with special meaning that will truly be treasured. Don't forget to include one of our beautiful cards with your gift! We have also introduced a fantastic array of new books in our New Products section. Whether you are interested in expanding your knowledge, casual reading, or children's stories, we have something for everyone. Also, if you spend $25 or more at ChinaSprout, you will be eligible for our popular Grab Bag Sale. Don't miss out!


ChinaSprout's Grab Bag Sales Returns!

Grab Bag!


Our Grab Bag Sales in February were a big hit! We are now bringing it back with new and different items in each category: Arts & Crafts, Home Decor, Books (Adult or Children), and Accessories (Girl, Boy, Adult Male or Female).  Each $20 grab bag consists of 5 items and has a total retail value up to $100.00. In order to qualify for the Grab Bag Sales, your order must equal $25 or more. Please add the bag in the shopping cart and input the coupon number 1084848515 at the same page. 5 items will be yours! Please note we Limit one grab bag per order, while supplies last. Place your order today before our grab bag supply sells out.     


Great Father's Day Gift Ideas from ChinaSproutDragon Silk Ties 

Father's Day is June 20th and we have some great gift ideas for Dads that you won't find anywhere else. Dads work hard, just like Moms, and they deserve some special recognition, too. So why not give the Dad(s) in your life something unique and unexpected? To help you out, we have put together the ChinaSprout Father's Day Theme Page, which features one-of-a-kind gift ideas for Dad.


Teacher's Page Is Up

Silver Pendant - Teacher 

May is almost over and you know what comes next -- school's out! Make sure that you remember that special teacher with a gift of gratitude from ChinaSprout. We've put together some memorable gift ideas on our Teacher's Gift Theme Page to help you say thanks to that special teacher for his/her dedication.  After all, good teachers are precious resources for our children in this modern world – they deserve all the kudos they can get!  


New Products

Love Card
Love Card
The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen
China Activity Book
Child's Traditional Hat
  Child's Traditional Hat
Chinese Character Stone Bracelet
Chinese Character Stone Bracelet
 Peking Opera Silk Scarf

Jewelry and Accessories…

We are pleased to have added some beautifully evocative pendants, as well as stone and silver bracelets to our jewelry collection. Don't miss the Peking Opera Silk Scarf, which is stunning and a true work of art. For the kids, check out the child's traditional hat, which goes great with any Chinese outfit.

 Beautiful Card

Cards and Crafts…

A special person deserves a special card. Whether you are saying thank you, I love you, Happy Birthday, or simply letting them know how exceptional they are, tell them with one of our lovely Chinese character cards. Our  Jinshan peasant painting cards feature artwork included in the adoption storybook, "Over the Moon". And, be sure to check out our delightful monkey paper-cuts!

 Chinese Conversation for Foreigners

Adult Language Learning…

ChinaSprout has added some great textbooks, workbooks, teacher's guides, audio cassettes, and CDs to help Adults learn Chinese. Our latest book selections combine both written and verbal learning so that you can quickly master a few key phrases or study the Chinese language and characters.

 Chinese Character Workbook

Children Language Learning…

We have added plenty of books to help children with learning the written and spoken Chinese language. Choose from textbooks, workbooks, audio, and more. Many are available in your choice of traditional or simplified Chinese characters, and include Pinyin and English.

 Little Bear's Friend

Popular American Children's Books in Chinese…

Many popular American children's books are now available in Chinese at ChinaSprout. We have added books for readers and listeners of all ages from infancy to beginning readers through to young adult. Be sure to check out these wonderful books, some of which are accompanied with English audio.


 Reading Is Fun

Picture Books…

Our latest children's picture books are filled with adventure and Chinese folklore. The vibrant colors, catchy rhymes, and tales of virtue and  strength will keep your child riveted. These books are a wonderful way to introduce your child to Chinese by engaging them with stories, rhymes, and games.

Chinese Kungfu: The Broadsword Play

Kungfu DVD's…

The Chinese KungFu Series provides step-by-step instructions on The Broadsword, The Long Style, and the Cudgel Play, which are all Wushu competition routines. Great great for Wushu enthusiasts and those who have an interest in Kungfu.

U.S. Map in Chinese

Chinese Maps and More…

In case your interests are a bit "off the map", check out some of our other book offerings, which include: a phenominal Chinese clothing art book; a China activity book, which kids will love; a tantalizing Chinese recipe book; and, of course, maps!

 Chinese Character Picture Frame

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:

China in the News



May 13, 2004

Agana, Guam - Bearing brochures of snorkelers and tropical fish, golfers and palm trees, Guam's governor, Felix P. Camacho, traveled to Beijing last fall. In a round-trip journey of more than 5,000 miles, he pursued the latest holy grail of Asia: the Chinese tourist. Within a few years, their number in Guam could match the number of Japanese tourists, Governor Camacho announced before setting off from this capital city. That would be a huge change;...

Get the whole story here (NYT)



May 14, 2004

Recent studies have shown that Chinese women are broadening their shopping horizons, spending on everything from travel to plastic surgery. Research conducted by the Beijing-based China Mainland Medicine Marketing Research Ltd Co indicated that while women spend significant amounts on garments, social activities and dining out, other items such as tourism, sports and even plastic surgery are eating into savings nationwide...

Get the whole story here (China Daily)



May 13, 2004

You would think Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, Washington's celebrated and very celibate pandas, would get the hint today when 18 panda sculptures were unveiled in front of their eyes at the National Zoo. "We hope this will give them some ideas in multiplication," said Dorothy McSweeney, chairman of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which is sponsoring "Pandamania," the project that is placing 150 decorated panda sculptures throughout the city...

Get the whole story here (People Daily)

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.


It's a Miracle

An amazing story of a single mom who adopted two girls from the same orphanage in China and was never told, but discovered later, that they are siblings.
Fri, May 21 at 11:00PM-12:00AM on PAX

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child - Aladdin

The tale of the legendary Arabian hero is told from the perspective of a poor Chinese boy.
Tue, May 25 at 7:30AM-8:00AM on HBOFAM - HBO Family

Assignment Discovery - Asia's Global Influence

When the warrior Kublai Khan conquered China in the 13th century, merchants became a powerful group. Modern Chinese battle deforestation and desertification as the Gobi encroaches on their land. A celebrity gives a light-hearted tour of Hong Kong.
Tue, May 25 at 9:00AM-10:00AM on DSC - Discovery Channel 

More listings...

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"It is when you are using what you have learned from books that you wish you had read more." - from One Hundred Pearls of Chinese Wisdom

This proverb reminds us that we can never read widely enough. 


As the school year winds down for some and the summer begins for all, make sure that you have your summer reading on hand , to enjoy while basking in the glow of the sun or relaxing in the cool of the shade. There's always time for a good book!


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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