Newsletter #129

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Dear Friend,


The summer is getting hotter!  Hope you’re finding ways to cool off.  If you happen to be looking for some cool, lightweight, and fashionable clothes, you won't want to miss our Annual Summer Sale page. You will find a great selection of apparel for everyone during ChinaSprout's Summer Sale. Our 5th Anniversary celebration sale continues, this week, with discounts on ChinaSprout's self-produced audio, videos, and workbooks. And, don't forget to take advantage of our special FREE product offer. We have added lots of superb new books, music, folk paintings, kids stuff, and more, that you are sure to enjoy!

Congratulations ChinaSprout !!!


Xiaoning Wang, the founder of, is recognized as an outstanding Asian entrepreneur and announced as a winner of the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards.”  The program sponsored by the Asian American Business Development Center honors the most successful Asian businessmen and businesswomen of the year with their contributions to the local community, workplaces, as well as the US economy.


10% off for ChinaSprout's Produced Video/Audio/Books/Cards

To celebrate ChinaSprout's 5th anniversary, we are offering 10% off all of ChinaSprout's self-produced media products. These popular products include "Ni Hao Little Friends" videos, CDs, and workbooks, as well as other great ChinaSprout audio, books and greeting cards. This special offer is valid through July 30, 2004.

FREE Tang Poem Wallet and FREE Chinese Potpourri Decoration Chinese Potpourri Decoration 


For a limited time, get a free Tang Poem Wallet when you order $25 or more, or receive a free Fragrant Chinese Potpourri Decorations when your order totals $50 or more. Just add the wallet of your choice or potpourri decoration to your shopping cart and enter in coupon code 1088344362 or 1088344460 in the coupon box at check-out. This offer is good while supplies last.



Save up to 65% with our Annual Summer Sale

Dragonfly Mandarin Dress 

It's that time of the year again -- time to stock up on wonderful products from ChinaSprout. Now you can enjoy a savings of up to 65% on cool items for the hot summer months. Check out our Annual Summer Sale where you will find a great selection of summer Apparel & Accessories for everyone, as well as Books, Home Decor, Arts and Crafts, Toys and Music .....



Featured NEW Products

Kim Doll
Zodiac T-shirts for Babies/Toddlers 
 Mother & Daughter Joined By the Heart Bracelet

Apparel & Accessories...

Italian charm bracelets are all the rage. Now you can personalize your charm bracelet with one of ChinaSprout's new Italian charm links. Choose from Chinese characters, pandas, dragons, or the the China flag. We have also added some great stuff for kids, including a striking Mandarin suit, adorable zodiac t-shirts, and a fun craft project to make your own lotus flower.

 Chinese Blossom and Bird

Picture Books for Children...

This week's childrens books contain wonderful life lessons. Children will delight in these charming books with stories about facing adversity, embracing diversity, and bravely handling change. We have also added a beautifully illustrated Hans Christian Andersen classic, which imparts a lesson in appreciating the simple things in life. Children wanting to learn more about their Chinese heritage will love the interactiveness of Far East Chinese Culture for Children. Also check out our new popular American children's books translated into Chinese.

 Chinese Blossom and Bird

Books for Adults...

We have increased our catalogue of the popular Jimmy books, to include three more of these delightful and insightful stories for adults. If classical Chinese prose and poetry are of interest, don't miss our Song Prose and Tang Poem books, which feature stunning visuals and an accompanying audioCD. Don't Just Cry Uncle and the Far East English-Chinese Pinyin Dictionary are fabulous references to keep on hand, whether you are looking for the correct translation of a word or something to call your mother-in-law.

 Chinese Blossom and Bird


Our latest music offerings include beautiful songs that honor China. The music in these CDs celebrate Chinese provincial life, as well as the people, places, and culture of one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Enjoy selections that include Chinese folk songs, regional music from Guangzhou and other provinces, or Chinese national Anthem.

 Chinese Blossom and Bird

VCD & DVD...

Learn about Chinese history and culture when you watch one of our latest DVD, which include popular CCTV series productions. Other educational VCDs include writing Chinese characters, as well as excercise VCD teaching Jie Quan Dao and Tai Chi Tui Shou. Children will love to watch their favorite Snoopy cartoons in Chinese and English, providing a fun way to begin basic Chinese language comprehension.

 Chinese Character Workbook

Folk Paintings...

Tianjin Folk Paintings are colorful pieces of art, which depict daily life in China. Silent waterways flow through towns and forests, magnificent mountains rise high above the clouds, and families are celebrated,  in our latest shipment of Tianjin Folk Paintings. Each painting is an original work of art and is signed and named by the artist.


ChinaSprout's Rewards ProgramChinaSprout's Rewards Program

As a member of  ChinaSprout's Rewards Program, the more that you shop at ChinaSprout, the more you will save . Individual purchases began accumulating on April 1, 2004. Once you have reached $200 in purchases, 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 more on all of your ChinaSprout purchases, visit our Rewards page.


China TV

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.

Animated Tales of the World - Aunt Tiger

An elderly tiger learns that he can become a human if he eats three children all at once in this tale from Taiwan.
Sat, July 17 at 5:40AM-5:55AM on HBOFAM - HBO Family

Day of Discovery - The Story of Eric Liddell: The Greatest Race

Scotsman Eric Liddell, one of the subjects of the movie ``Chariots of Fire,'' goes on from that athletic fame to teach in rural China.
Sun, July 18 at 7:30AM-8:00AM on PAX

Incredible Vacation Videos

A woman hitchhikes from Beijing to Paris; two friends hunt for the perfect storm; a marathon race on Mount Everest.
Mon, July 19 at 2:00AM-2:30AM on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel

 More listings...

China in the News



July 12, 2004 -  SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- For Chinese raised in an era of food rationing, with memories of days of grumbling, empty bellies, long food lines and dusty piles of winter cabbage, buying groceries these days is truly like being a kid in a candy shop...

Get the whole story here (NYT)




July 9, 2004 -  BEIJING -- "If only I could still walk, I would race ahead of the bulldozers to capture sketches of more of the old Beijing hutong and siheyuan (courtyards) before they are crushed under the advance of modern development," said 64-year-old Zheng Xicheng, a lame artist, at an exhibition entitled "Beijing Forever in Our Hearts."

Get the whole story here (XYN)



By Phil Albert

JULY 6, 2004 - It is a mistake for Microsoft to assume that its toughest competitor is piracy. Maybe it's not even Linux or open source. Microsoft's challenge in China is how to change a mindset that's been ingrained through thousands of years of a great ancient civilization...

Get the whole story here (Linux Insider)



By Yilu Zhao

JULY 6, 2004 - Zhisheng Zhang, the 10th-generation descendant of a Chinese court musician, descended into the Times Square subway station and unfolded his stool on a platform. He took out a Chinese mouth organ, called a sheng, wiped it carefully with a piece of clean cloth and closed his eyes...

Get the whole story here (NYT)

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

 "Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again." from 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom.


This proverb warns us that once youth is gone, it will never come back. So, cherish your time and don't waste your youth. We encourage you to remember this saying when you look outside your window from whatever work you might be doing. There are many "important" things to do in life, but none of these things are as important as living life to its fullest.


That’s it for this week.  Stay cool, enjoy the summer!


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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