Newsletter #145

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Dear Friend,

It may be hard to believe, but spring is upon us. One of our favorite things about spring is ChinaSprout's Spring Cleaning Sale! This annual sale gives us the chance to offer great deals on some of our favorite products, while making room on our shelves for even more spectacular items. Visit our sales pages for children's and women's apparel, children's and women's accessories, books, home decor, and arts & crafts to find dozens of fantastic ChinaSprout products at greatly reduced prices. In addition to our sale, be sure to check out items from our latest shipment, which include fun crafts and toys, Chinese language and culture books, beautiful folk paintings, inspiring music, and intriguing DVDs/VCDs.

Spring Cleaning Sales!

Valentine's Day


ChinaSprout's annual Spring Cleaning Sale has arrived! This is your opportunity to get great ChinaSprout products at bargain prices. We have added dozens of products including clothing, accessories for children and adults, arts and crafts items, and more. Visit our sales pages below to find bargains in each of our product categories.

FREE Jinshan 2005 Calendar! Gifts Under $50 and $100

From now until March 7th, ChinaSprout offers a FREE Jinshan Paintings 2005 Calendar to our customers who order more than $75.00 (excluding shipping). Simply add the product to your shopping cart and enter the coupon code 1109004267 on the shopping cart page. ONE FREE calendar per customer per order. This offer is only valid while supplies are available. 

More 2005 Calendars are on sale and take the advantages before they are sold out.

Celebrate Easter with Chinese ProductsGifts Under $50 and $100

Easter is March 27th this year. ChinaSprout has egg-cellent Easter gifts to delight kids of all ages this holiday. Surprise your little ones with Easter Baskets filled with toys, crafts, and accessories from ChinaSprout and give your holiday a distinctive Chinese flair. Visit our Easter Page for gifts, holiday decorating ideas, and more. 

New Products

Corolle Mini-Calin Asian Doll
 Dragonfly Silk Journals
Chinese Character Necklaces
Tianjin Folk Painting - Village Blossoms 
Chinese Pinwheel
Five-Fold Happiness Greeting Cards
Good Luck Life
Milet Picture Dictionary
 Silver Bracelet - Double Happiness

Crafts and Toys…

Moms can use our dragonfly silk journal to remember important events and then send lovely cards from the Five Fold Happiness collection to commemorate these significant dates. ChinaSprout has also added a Corolle nursery set so "little moms" can have everything they need to take care of baby. Older girls will love following and creating fashion styles with the trendy Izzy fashion Angel and wardrobe set.

 Silk Dragon Robe

Books about China and its Culture …

Chinese children begin learning about their culture at an early age. Elders share stories, folktales, poems, and prose as a way to pass on their heritage. You can do the same by using ChinaSprout's latest children's books to teach your child about the Chinese culture and traditions.  Adults will enjoy the first-person look into XinJiang, a beautiful and exotic land in northwest China.


 Spring New Year Ornament

Learn Chinese Langauge Books…

To help further your Chinese language learning efforts, check out our latest books and dictionaries. These products feature practical support for learning both the spoken and written language. Kids will enjoy learning, too, with our beautiful and brightly illustrated picture dictionaries.


Folk Paintings…

ChinaSprout's latest Tianjin Folk Paintings capture the simple pleasures, special moments, and silent tranquility of daily life in China. These beautiful and colorful hand-painted original works of art will brighten any room and bring a little bit of China into your home.

 Magical Chinese - Entering China

Music, DVDs/VCDs…

Add to your music collection with wonderful selections of Chinese classic music, contemporary music with a twist, and lullabies for soothing listeners young and old. Your family can also enjoy watching and even learning exciting martial arts and Chinese cooking with our recent DVD/VCD additions. Those who enjoy our China television series offerings will love 2046, which is adapted from Qian Zhongshu's famous novel, Fortress Besieged.

China in the News

A Lot of Knowledge Is Dangerous, Too

NYTimes, February 20, 2005
THERE must be a fruitful middle ground between ignorance and knowledge, but where? Where is the ideal synthesis between knowing next to nothing in advance about a work of art, and hence appreciating it fresh, "on its own terms," and so overpreparing that all kinds of inappropriate criteria distort one's perceptions?

Get the whole story here

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cadres

NYTimes, February 19, 2005
HARBIN, China - The crowded auditorium began to take on the feel of a rock concert. At the urging of the speaker, people suddenly stood up and, to the pulsing strains of a recording by the group Barenaked Ladies, thrust their fists in the air and shouted, "Yes! Yes! Yes!"

Get the whole story here

Chinese people save for children's education 

XinHua, February 18, 2005

A survey of people in China's ten largest cities shows that saving money for children's education constitutes a universal feature of their saving habits.

Get the whole story here

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.


Life's Little Miracles - "Xiuzhen's Open Heart Surgery"

Chinese orphan Xiuzhen travels to Toronto for heart surgery. Cerebral palsy patient Shannon hopes to be a candidate for surgery to reduce her severe rigidity and muscle spasicity with a pump that delivers medicine through her spinal column.
Saturday February 26, 2005 7:30am-8:00am on Discovery Health Channel - Other

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
Sunday February 27, 2005 6:00am-7:30am on HBO2 - Movie / Adventure

Essence of Emeril - "Chinese Hot Pots"

Mongolian lamb hot pot; Chinese seafood hot pot.
Monday February 28, 2005 2:00pm-2:30pm on FOOD - The Food Network - Hobbies & Crafts / Cooking


More listings... 

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

“A man who lost his axe suspected his neighbor’s son of stealing it. He watched the way the lad walked – exactly like a thief. He watched the boy’s expression – it was that of a thief. He watched the way he talked – just like a thief. In short, all his gestures and actions proclaimed him guilty of theft. But later he found his axe himself when he went out to dig. And after that, he saw his neighbor’s son, all the lad’s gestures and actions looked quite unlike those of a thief.” – Lie Zi

It is important that we approach everyone with an open mind. Our own perceptions can innacurately cloud the truth if we let them.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team 

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