Newsletter #148

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Dear Friend,

Spring is a time of warmth and new beginnings. With all that this season brings, it is fitting that we also celebrate Mother's Day this time of year. ChinaSprout has many thoughtful gifts for you to give to the special women in your life. Choose from our most popular Mother's Day gifts, including scarves, handbags, jewelry with the Chinese character for "Mother", and more. We also have new products for spring and summer so you can enjoy the season in comfort. Stock up now and take advantage of our great savings with our Rewards Program.

Mother's Day Page is Up!

Mother’s Day is May 8th.  Every mother loves to know how much she is appreciated and a gift from ChinaSprout is sure to touch her heart for years to come. We have many wonderful gift ideas on our Mother's Day page to help you find the perfect expression of your love, admiration, and gratitude for that special woman who gives so much of herself. Whether she enjoys fashion, jewelry, writing, entertaining, tea, or more, visit ChinaSprout's Mother's Day Page where you will find great gift ideas for every kind of mom!


Frequent Shopper Program Returns!


We have brought back our popular ChinaSprout Rewards Program as a way to say thank you to our loyal customers. The more that you shop at ChinaSprout, the more you will save. Your purchases began accumulating on March 22nd. Once you have reached $200 in total purchases from ChinaSprout, you will automatically be enrolled in the ChinaSprout Rewards Program. It's that easy! To find out how to save up to 10% on ALL of your ChinaSprout purchases, visit our Rewards page.

New Products

Double Fish Silk Mandarin Shirt 

Double Fish Silk Wallets  

Brocade Mirror and Mail Hangings

Craftswork - Tiananmen

Apparel and Accessories…

Welcome spring with new clothing and accessories from ChinaSprout. Our latest shirts, robes, wallets, and purses are fashioned from bright, colorful fabrics, which capture the joy of spring. The colorful bangle bracelets and dangling coin earrings are a wonderful compliment to any of these outfits!


Crafts, Home Decor, Dolls…

Adorn your home with a Chinese flair when you accent your decor with one of ChinaSprout's newest pillow covers, table runners, wall hangings, ball ornaments, or night lights. The vibrant "Little Emperor" oil painting and elegant Chinese chops will attract many admiring compliments.  Children will enjoy putting together the Tiananmen puzzle or creating stylish outfits with our fashion dolls.


Books, CD-ROMs and VCD…

ChinaSprout has added more books, CD-ROMs, and VCDs to make learning fun! Choose from fairy tales and fables, cultural stories and traditions, classic literature, biographies, crafts, and language learning products for enjoyable, educational opportunities for kids. And, watch children from all across China display their love of music and dance with the 2004 Campus Dance Competition VCD.



Popular Products are Back…

Some of our best selling products are now back in stock!  Our shelves are full again with popular books, music, clothes, accessories, arts & crafts, toys, and more. Do not miss out on your chance to purchase these highly anticipated items before they sell-out again!

China in the News

Makeover for a Chinese Harbor's Landmark 

New York Times, April 3, 2005
HONG KONG'S most-visited tourist destination is starting to shut down in stages for a yearlong overhaul aimed at making it more fashionable and more Chinese, the latest nod by the former British colony to its growing dependence on mainland Chinese tourists.  

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Excuse Me While I Kiss the Buddha in the Sky

New York Times, April 3, 2005

PREVIOUS generations of Hong Kong action heroes have flown through the air with the aid of hidden wires and trampolines. But now, Hong Kong filmmakers are following Hollywood into the digital age, using computer technology to manipulate images and make the feats of their protagonists seem even more otherworldly and astonishing.   

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The Met's Magnifying Glass on a Single Chinese Emperor's Court

New York Times, April 3, 2005

When it comes to Chinese art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art can think big or small with equal effectiveness. Over the last two decades, in particular, it has alternated between encompassing horizon-broadening endeavors, like last fall's imposing survey of Chinese art from 200 to 750, and highly focused shows that spotlight a particular medium or period while demonstrating the extraordinary richness of the Met's holdings. 

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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.

Shadow Magic (2000)

An Englishman (Jared Harris) attempts to introduce moving pictures to China at the dawn of the 20th century, and enlists the aid of a young Peking photographer (Yu Xia) to help with his mission. Ling: Yufei Xing. Master Ren: Peiqi Liu. Lord Tan: Yusheng Li. Old Liu: Jingming Wang. Directed by Ann Hu.
Tuesday April 12, 2005 10:00am-12:00pm on IFC - Independent Film Channel - Movie / Drama

Travel Cafe - Hong Kong: New Year Celebration

No Description Available (yet)
Tuesday April 12, 2005 1:30pm-2:00pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel

Mulan (1998)

To save her father from death in the army, a Chinese woman secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroes in the process. (Click the title above to have a new window open to the Internet Movie Data Base entry for this movie)
Wednesday April 13, 2005 5:00pm-6:55pm on Toon Disney - Movie / Animated

More listings... 

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"All with a sense of purpose in life -- that destiny is the mandate of Heaven. Cultivating the heart is the highest duty because it has the greatest moral value." - Mencius. Get the book to learn more about The Life and Wisdom of Mencius.

This quote tells us to always follow our heart in whatever we do in life. Whether deciding on a career move, making a family judgement, or determining how to treat another person, we must train ourselves to listen to our heart, as it will lead us in the right direction. We here at ChinaSprout hope that you will follow your heart and attain great happiness in life!

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team 

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