Newsletter #152

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Dear Friend,

Teachers touch our children's lives in very personal ways. Show your appreciation to your child's teacher by presenting them with a gift from ChinaSprout. Visit our Teacher's Gift Page for thoughtful gift ideas. While you're shopping, don't forget that Father's Day is only three weeks away. You will find distinctive gift ideas for dad on our Father's Day Page. Plus, you will receive a FREE gift when your purchase equals $50 or more. Make sure to take advantage of fantastic deals during our After-Spring Sale, where you will find great ChinaSprout products at savings of up to 75%. We have many wonderful new products this week, including accessories, arts & crafts, home décor, toys, and books. Take a look, you are sure to find the perfect gift (and a little something for yourself).

Gifts for Fathers!  

Father's Day is June 19th. Visit ChinaSprout's Father's Day Page to find many fabulous gift ideas for dad. Whether you are looking for a traditional gift or for something truly unique, look no further than ChinaSprout. We carry a remarkable selection of ties, cufflinks, books, music, clothing, and many other gifts that you won't find anywhere else. Your father is one-of-a-kind. His gift should be, too! ChinaSprout also offers complimentary Father's Day E-cards for you to send to dads near and far.

Gifts for Teachers!  


Find the perfect gift for your child's special teacher at ChinaSprout. We have many beautiful gift ideas on our Teacher's Gift Page, which will express your gratitude for their hard work and dedication this year. Choose from bookmarks, mugs, purses, photo albums, journals, and more. A present from ChinaSprout will be treasured, as it is a gift from the heart. ChinaSprout also has a complimentary E-card service, where you can personalize and send a free Teacher Thank You E-card to the special teachers in your life.


FREE Gifts for Fathers and Teachers


ChinaSprout is offering extra FREE gifts for Fathers and Teachers. With any purchases of $50 or more, you will receive a FREE Monkey Silk Tie for Farthers or Brocade Journal for teachers. To take advantage of this offer, enter coupon code 1117552389 for the  Monkey Silk Tie or 1117552665 for the Brocade Journal while on the Shopping Cart page. This offer is valid only while supplies last. Please make your purchases early before these special gift items are sold out. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.

ChinaSprout's After-Spring Sales!


Spring is coming to an end and the long, hot days of summer stretch out before us. In order to ready our stock shelves for new summer products, ChinaSprout is having an After-Spring Sale! Visit the sales pages below to find great savings on popular ChinaSprout products. Take advantage of sales prices up to 75% off on apparel, accessories, home decor, arts & crafts, and more.



New Products

Warrior-Tomb Figures Ties

Huxian Folk Painting - Going to School in the Winter  

Craftswork - Phoenix

Pucca Tote Bags

Accessories and Apparel…

We have added accessories for the whole family! Dads will love to receive our Warrior-Tomb tie or unique cufflinks for Father's Day. Little girls will enjoy dressing up with our duckie hairties and Pucca tote bag (fun for Mom, too). And, ladies will find our bracelets and Phoenix Mandarin dress simply irrestitable for an evening out on the town.


Arts & Crafts…

ChinaSprout's challenging Craftswork puzzles and cross stitch kits will keep little hands and minds busy after school is out. They are even more fun when parents participate. Keep our red envelopes, invitations, and greeting cards on hand this season for parties and special events and last-minute planning will be a thing of the past.


Home Decor & Toys…

Decorate your home or patio with festive lanterns from ChinaSprout. These lanterns provide a lovely, warm glow that will set a wonderful tone for any event. If children's parties are on your schedule this summer, you will want to see our panda cloisonne egg, Chinese Beyblade, and Korean speaking doll, all of which make memorable gifts for young children.


Paintings and Calligraphy…

Brighten any room with a captivating and colorful folk or oil painting from ChinaSprout. Each of these beautiful paintings depicts life in China and captures a special moment frozen in time. We also have added Chinese calligraphy prints and scrolls. These elegant-looking prints pack a powerful message and will become poignant conversation pieces wherever you hang them.



Our newest Chinese language books for adults focus on the spoken language and rely on new learning concepts to help Chinese language students master verbal communication. Parents will appreciate the insight provided in "Beyond Good Intentions", which tackles the difficult subject of inter-racial adoption. Two of our new book selections will teach young children about Chinese astrology and to appreciate the similarities of children from around the world. And, knitters will love to create lovely pieces using our Zodiac knitting pattern. 

China in the News

Setting the stage for China's tech future 

NY Times, May 30, 2005 - Technology companies collaborate with academic researchers all the time. So the fact that Intel's recently introduced Pentium Extreme Edition chip boasts an ultrafast compiler that resulted from a research partnership with a major university isn't so surprising.

Get the whole story here

Shakespeare Brushes Up on His Chinese 

NY Times, May 29, 2005 - MACBETH does a back flip from a 10-foot-high city wall; his queen sings a lament as she wipes imaginary blood from her hands; and the courtiers enact their coup in Han dynasty dress. It is no typical production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that Spoleto Festival U.S.A. is presenting on Thursday and Friday in Charleston, S.C..

Get the whole story here

China, New Land of Shoppers, Builds Malls on Gigantic Scale 

NY Times, May 25, 2005 - DONGGUAN, China - After construction workers finish plastering a replica of the Arc de Triomphe and buffing the imitation streets of Hollywood, Paris and Amsterdam, a giant new shopping theme park here will proclaim itself the world's largest shopping mall.

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.

The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) (1999)

After returning to his Chinese village for the funeral of his schoolteacher father, an engineer recalls the story of how his parents met. Young Zhao Di: Zhang Ziyi. Luo Yusheng: Sun Honglei. Luo Changyu: Zheng Hao. Zhang Yimou (“Raise the Red Lantern”) directed. Based on Bao Shi's ``Remembrance.''
Friday June 03, 2005 4:15pm-5:45pm on IFC - Independent Film Channel - Movie / Drama

While You Were Out - Seekonk: Beijing Bedroom

Jennifer's parents' hideous bedroom features a waterbed with a wooden canopy frame, mirrors, upholstered leather and speaker shelves. Mark's plan is to turn this 70s relic into a Beijing bedroom, inspired by classic Chinese design.
Saturday June 04, 2005 6:00pm-7:00pm on TLC - The Learning Channel - Hobbies & Crafts / Lifestyle

Within a Play

The American Shakespeare Theater Company copes with unexpected complications as they tour Taiwan with a modern-dress production of ``Hamlet.''
Sunday June 05, 2005 2:00pm-3:30pm on SUNDNC - Sundance - History

More listings... 

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"If you understand what you learn, say you do; if not, say you do not. Only then are you an intelligent man" - Quotations from Confucius.

Only through admitting our lack of understanding will we truly be able to gain knowledge and intelligence. We hope that you are always strong enough to admit what you do not know so that you can learn and grow to be a person who is revered for your wisdom. We wish you an enjoyable summer filled with many good memories.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team 

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