Newsletter #135

 Home Books Apparel Accessories Home Décor Arts&Crafts Toys Music Video&DVD

Dear Friend,

Celebrate Halloween with ChinaSprout! Visit our new Halloween page to find costumes for your favorite little goblins, party lanterns to light up the dark night, goody bags to stave off even the hungriest werewolf, and more.  We have added new items to our Grab Bag Sale. Don't miss your chance to get fabulous ChinaSprout products at greatly reduced prices. We have many wonderful new products for ChinaSprout's customers arriving from China. The latest shipment includes beautiful Christmas ornaments that will make your tree the centerpiece of holiday gatherings.

ChinaSprout's Halloween Page is Up!Yummy Moon Cakes

ChinaSprout has a selection of Halloween products that will help you celebrate the holiday with howling good fun!  Check out our “spooktacular” products including our popular Monkey King costume, Chinese lantern flashlights, and goody bag items galore. Be sure to order today before our best stuff vanishes into thin air. 


FREE Grab Bag Offer!China Dragon T-Shirt 

FREE GRAB BAG OF YOUR CHOICE WITH ORDERS OVER $100!!!!!  Our Grab Bag Sales 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 bag contains 2-3 items of merchandise that have the value of at least $20.00.  Please add the bag in the shopping cart and input the coupon number 1096946315 at the same page. Please note we Limit one grab bag per order, while supplies last. Place your order today before our grab bag supply sells out.     

Save up to 30% for FCC Calender

ChinaSprout in Glamour Magazine! 

Do you know you can save up to 30% if you order 25 copies of this ever popular FCC "From China With Love" calendar ? Featuring adorable photos of girls and boys adopted from China, these calendars make great gifts for friends and family! The proceeds from this calendar go to support Chinese children who remain in orphanages and Chinese Cultural Heritage learning opportunities for FCC-Indiana kids. Order the calendar now. Single and multiple copies are also available.

New Arrivals from China

Flower Silk Blouse
     Phoenix Mandarin Suits
 Pucca Bracelet

Apparel and Accessories...

ChinaSprout's latest apparel additions include both fun and fashion! The Mandarin Dress and Suit for girls, are simply gorgeous. Babies will delight in our colorful Tiger shoes, traditionally worn to protect them from evil spirits. The bamboo scarf and Pucca hairclips will keep both mom and little girls fashionable. And, you can make learning fun with a Craftswork Tianamen model or Chinese abacus.

 Pucca Bracelet


ChinaSprout's journals and notebooks are great travel companions to jot down notes or record important memories. The brightly-colored Double Happiness goody bags make memorable wrapping for special gifts. And it's never too early to stock up on New Year supplies, including our greeting cards, which offer best wishes for the coming year.

 Pucca Bracelet

Home Decor...

Make some time for yourself, while the kids are at school or play, by relaxing with a hot cup of tea in one of ChinaSprout's lovely Yi Xing teapots. Display special photos in our silk scrapbook photo album, complete with a protective matching case. And prepare for holiday decorating with one of our festive Christmas cushion covers or attractive lanterns.

 Good Luck Silver and Blue Stone Earrings

Christmas Ornaments...

ChinaSprout just received our first shipment of Christmas ornaments. The handpainted glass ornaments are truly spectacular pieces of art. Painted from the inside, these ornaments practically glow on the Christmas tree. The cloisonne panda ornaments will give your Christmas tree a distinctive Asian look and children will love putting these delightful pandas on the tree.

 Teacher Thank You Card

HSK Books and Posters...

Get more HSK materials and you will be better prepared for the test. Young and old will benefit from these simulated tests, vocabulary builder, audio cassettes, and more. Our latest Chinese character posters include the basic characters for vegetabls and fruits as well as appliances. Hang them at your home or in the classroom, they not only teach the Chinese characters, but also are fun additions for home and classroom decoration. Our Old Beijing map is another unique map that shows you the old Beijing with lots of fun!

 Chinese Character Workbook

Popular Products are Back...

Our shelves are full again with popular home decor, arts & crafts, toys, books, music, and more. Do not miss out on your chance to purchase these highly anticipated items before they sell-out again!

Home Decor


Apparel and Accessories



Book, Music, DVD


Save up to 65% with our Annual Summer SaleEmbroidered Pyjamas


It's that time of the year again -- time to stock up on wonderful products from ChinaSprout. Now you can enjoy 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 .....


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.


That's My Baby - "Silvia"

A red panda at the Knoxville Zoo gives birth.
Wednesday October 06, 2004 15:00-15:30 on ANPLAN - Network Series / Nature

The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

The fate of a Chinese wildlife preserve hinges on two children who join forces to rescue a panda cub from poachers.Director: Christopher Cain Performers: Yi Ding, Huang Fei, Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater Rating: PG
Wednesday October 06, 2004 16:05-17:35 on STARZ - Movie / Adventure

Wild On - China: Shanghai Surprise

Cindy Taylor visits China, where she visits the Great Wall and explores the country's hottest spots for partying.
Thursday October 07, 2004 03:00-04:00 on E!TV - Entertainment TV - Network Series / Travel


 More listings... 

China in the News

China holds its first twins festival

China Daily, October 3, 2004

Beijing saw double on Saturday as the Chinese capital opened its first festival for twins with hundreds of look-alike pairs. Pairs of twins in matching cowboy hats, sweaters or scarves mingled, chatted and performed on stage at the government-sponsored event in a Beijing park.

Read the full story here


This Diverse Realm, This Melting Pot, This China?
New York Times, October 2, 2004

On Oct. 12 the Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its groundbreaking "China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D.'' The show took seven years to assemble and is the first major exhibition organized by James Watt, who took over as chairman of the department of Asian art in 2000.

Read the full story here


All-American as Egg Foo Yong  

New York Times, September 23, 2004

It  is an unusual trove of cultural kitsch: close to 10,000 Chinese restaurant menus going back to the late 1800's, filling an array of battered boxes and grocery bags. There is Ying's, a drive-through in Jacksonville, Fla., which describes itself as a purveyor of ''Chinee Takee Outee,'' ...

Read the full story here


Foreigners enjoy living, travelling in China

Xinhuanet, October 3, 2004

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Foreigners in China have enjoyed more freedom in traveling, shopping, accommodation and especially in entry and exit, since the country's own "green card" system was put into effect this August.

Read the full story here


Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"Crossing a River in the Same Boat"  is a Chinese idiom that speaks of overcoming difficulties by working together. In the Spring and Autumn Period, the State of Wu and the State of Yue often fought with each other, and their people looked upon each other as enemies. Once, people from the two states were crossing a river in the same boat. When the boat was in the middle of the river, a strong wind threatened to sink it. The people from the two states cooperated to ensure the safe arrival of the boat. This idiom indicates that people should pull together to overcome difficulties, burying their differences in a time of common danger. From 100 Common Chinese Idioms and Set Phrases.


May your life be enriched by others, who you work together with and learn from, as you collectively row your boat to the shore.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

Subscribe to the Newsletter

If you would like to send this newletter to another address or subscribe a friend to this newsletter, simply fill out the form below and hit the submit button. You or your friend will receive the next ChinaSprout newsletter in about 2 weeks.



You are subscribed as %email%.
ChinaSprout does not sell or share your information with any third party, ever!
If at anytime you would like to unsubscribe from the ChinaSprout Newsletter list, you can do so by clicking here.


© 1999-2004 ChinaSprout, Inc. All rights reserved.