Newsletter #137

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Dear Friend,

The ChinaSprout elves have been working to make sure that you have everything that you need for a perfect holiday season. We have beautiful new cloisonne and handpainted ornaments that will make every tree merry and bright. Special Christmas table sets and home decor items will give your holiday celebrations a unique and elegant feel. And, we have exciting gift ideas like jewelry for mom and fun toys and books for the kids.  


To further improve your ChinaSprout shopping experience, we have also added a "Wish List" function. Make sure that your friends, family, and Santa know what's on your list by sending it to them today!

Introducing the Wish List!Your Wish List

Many of our visitors have asked us for a way to email their Wish List to family and friends. As a result, we're now offering an improved "Add to Wish List" and "Send" feature on our website. Simply browse through our website, as usual, and note the new "Add to Wish List" button next to the "Add to Cart " button. eMail your list to friends and  family by clicking on the "My Wishlist" button (located at the top of every page).  You can also use the "My Wishlist" function to make holiday shopping a breeze! As you are browsing the site, simply add gift ideas to a wish list and then review your selections before you make your final purchase. You can make your list and check it twice (or as often as you wish).

 Note: you need to be registered to take advantage of this new service. Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds. Start now and click on "My Wishlist"!

Last Two Weeks To Enjoy Your Frequent Shopper Discounts!China Dragon T-Shirt 


Take the advantage of this special Frequent Shopper program for your holiday shopping to save up to 10% of all your purchase. The offer will only last until November 15, 2004! As a member of this 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 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  Frequent Shopper page.


Christmas Treasures Galore Gifts Under $50 and $100 

Check out our Christmas Page and shop early to avoid the holiday rush and ensure the availability of your favorite items. There is something for everyone at ChinaSprout and we're dedicated to helping you find just the right gift for everyone on your list. Visit our Gift Finder and Themes page where you can select from a variety of categories and price ranges for gifts covering every taste and interest. Whether you are buying for the woman who has everything or the kid who wants everything, a gift from ChinaSprout will be loved by all.  Early shoppers will also get to take advantage of our Frequent Shopper discounts, which last through November 15th.


New Arrivals from China

Flower Silk Blouse
     Christmas Table Sets
 Pucca Bracelet


ChinaSprout is proud to offer a diverse selection of elegant new pearl jewelry that are as unique as the woman who wears them. We have also added some divine silver pendants with sweet sentiments and well wishes.

 Pucca Bracelet

Home Decor and Crafts...

Decorate your home with an Asian holiday flair with ChinaSprout's papercuts, table sets, and baskets. Everyone will appreciate special gifts from China, including lovely painting postcards, a lucky "Fu" lantern, brocade doll pajamas, or a fun-filled Craftswork Dragonboat puzzle. And for teacher, we have special holiday greeting cards!

 Pucca Bracelet


We are continually adding more language learning products for students and teachers. These wonderful new books will keep Chinese language learning fun and interesting. The adorable panda bookmark will ensure that you don't lose your page. If it's Chinese culture and music that interests you, check out our multi-activity Chinese Culture Pack and Piano music sheet with companion VCD. 


 Good Luck Silver and Blue Stone Earrings

Music and DVDs...

We have continued to grow our music selections to represent the best of both Chinese contemporary and folk music. From popular acts, like Twins and Dao Lang to folk songs from across the country, there is something for every music lover's taste. We have also added wonderful episodic productions, which originally aired on CCTV in China. History and cultural buffs will love these fabulous DVDs.

 Chinese Character Workbook

Save up to 65% with our Clearance SalesEmbroidered 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 wonderful unique items. Check out our Clearance 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 .....


Save up to 30% for FCC Calendar

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.

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.


Beijing Bicycle (2001) (Shiqi sui de dan che)

After his bicycle is stolen, a Chinese delivery boy clashes with a student who bought the bike on the black market. Guei: Cui Lin. Jian: Li Bin. Qin: Zhou Xun. Xiao: Gao Yuanyuahn. Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai. (Click the title above to have a new window open to the Internet Movie Data Base entry for this movie)
Friday November 05, 2004 2:15pm-4:15pm on IFC - Independent Film Channel - Movie / Drama

Airline: Relative Values

An irate father takes out his frustration on the ticket staff; two elderly women have travel emergencies; a couple brings their new baby home from China. (Click on the title of the show above to go to the companion website for this series)
Sunday November 07, 2004 8:00pm-8:30pm on A&E - Arts and Entertainment - China Adoption

China Sky (1945)

Randolph Scott as a doctor in the Orient torn between two women. Ruth Warrick, Ellen Drew, Anthony Quinn. Siu Mei: Carol Thurston. Directed by Ray Enright. (Adapted from the Pearl S. Buck Novel)
Monday November 08, 2004 5:15pm-6:45pm on TCM - Turner Classic Movies - Movie / Drama

 More listings... 

China in the News

Have Supercomputer, Will Travel

New York Times, November 1, 2004

Mr. Chen, a Taiwanese-born American citizen who was considered one of the nation's most brilliant supercomputer designers while working in this country for the technology pioneer Seymour Cray in the 1980's, has moved to China - where he is leading an effort to claim the world computing speed record.

Read the full story here


An Exile Ascends China's Big Stage

New York Times, October 28, 2004

THANKS to his work with the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron on the Olympic stadium being built here for the 2008 Summer Games, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei suddenly finds himself with a rising profile in the architecture world.

Read the full story here


Rhapsody in red: how children of China came to lead the world in Western classical music  

Independent UK, October 30, 2004

Chinese pianists regularly win more prestigious international music prizes than British, Italian or French children. Last year 21-year-old Lang Lang, a former child prodigy, was the world's best-selling classical pianist.

Read the full story here


Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"A single thread can't make a whole cord, nor a single tree a forest." from 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom.


This proverb tells us that the power of one person is limited. Only when everybody pulls together, can they achieve their goals. May you reap the benefits of working with others creating magnificent forests. 


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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