Newsletter #155

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Dear Friend,

One of the great things about summer is kicking back, relaxing, and reading. Whether you are at the beach, by the pool, or just hanging out close to the sprinklers, you are sure to enjoy reading one of ChinaSprout's many new book additions. To encourage our summer readers, ChinaSprout is giving away a FREE Panda Bookmark with purchase of $25.00. We are also launching our Sizzling Summer Sale this week. Now is your chance to save up to 75% on Apparel, Accessories, Home Decor, Arts & Crafts, Toys and more. Take advantage of great savings on some of ChinaSprout's hottest products.

Sizzling Savings

The hot summer is breezing by and so are your chances to save BIG at ChinaSprout! We are offering spectacular savings on some of your favorite items. This season, we have special savings of 50% off on our new and popular table decors and handbags. Buy some for yourself or give them as unique gifts for your friends and relatives. This special sale lasts only until July 30th. Hurry before they are sold out.

You can also visit our Sales Pages to find great ChinaSprout products at bargain prices. We are offering up to 75% off on Apparel, Accessories, Home Decor, Arts & Crafts, Toys and more. Shop now before these sizzling deals disappear.

FREE Panda Bookmark

Even though school is out, you can still enjoy great books throughout the Summer. ChinaSprout is offering a FREE Panda bookmark with any purchases of $25 or more. In order to apply the coupon to order your free gift, first add the bookmark to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1121137086 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message:"Coupon Applied". This offer is valid only while supplies last.

New Products

Babipouce Asian

Chinese Character Tea Cup

Love Notebook

Destination China (DVD)

Arts & Crafts…

Give your home or office an Asian-inspired makeover with decorative items from ChinaSprout. Imagine a space to call your own -- brightly-colored pillow covers, ornamental wall hangings, and a cup of hot tea in an elegant Chinese character tea cup. Use this get-away space to read books, write in your journal, send notes to friends, or practice a fun new craft, like Chinese knotting.

For Kids…

Keep your little girl busy with a baby of her own to look after. ChinaSprout has many enchanting new baby dolls that will keep her entertained for hours. We also have beautiful new Mandarin dresses for her Ling doll. Make sure to have our take-out containers, ornaments, and tassels on hand for party season. Not only do they make lovely decorations, they are also great for gift bags.

Learn Chinese Language…

At ChinaSprout, we are proud to carry an incredibly diverse range of Chinese language learning products. This week, we have added even more great textbooks, workbooks, teacher's manuals, and other supportive tools to make learning Chinese fun and easy for students of all ages and abilities. Whether you are learning to read, write, or speak Chinese, we have a book that can help you in your studies.

Chinese Culture Books...

This summer, escape to a far away land that is close to your heart. ChinaSprout has added many fascinating books about China's cultural heritage that underscore the important impact that this wonderous country has had on the world at large. Adoption is Another Word for Love, Feng Shoe, and Fortune Cookie Kit are petite books that make thoughtful little gifts.

When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry

Bilingual and Chinese Picture Books...

ChinaSprout continues to bring our customers award-winning books in Chinese. Whether your child is an accomplished Chinese reader or is just learning to read the language, these familiar books are a great way to help them grow their Chinese reading skills. Enjoy everything from fairy tales of sleeping beauties to modern tales of seven thieves.


China is a scenic country with a rich history and warmhearted people. Enjoy China from the comfort of your own home while watching one of our latest VHS or DVDs, which explore this diverse and beautiful country. Chinese language learners will benefit greatly from the Handwriting Junior, PowerWord CD-ROM Dictionary, WenLin and Ultimate Chinese. These powerful, interactive tools will increase learning speed and enjoyment.

Popular Products Back in Stock

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

Skateboarder clears Great Wall of China

NYTimes July 9th, 2005 - Skateboarder Danny Way rolled down a massive ramp at nearly 50 mph and jumped across the Great Wall of China on Saturday, becoming the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid.

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Hollywood Movie Studios See the Chinese Film Market as Their Next Rising Star

NYTimes July 9th, 2005 - Snow White and the seven ... Like the rest of American industry, Hollywood has seen the future, and it is China. Some of the biggest movie studios are now scrambling onto the mainland and planning to invest more than $150 million over the next few years in China's burgeoning film...

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Uniting China to Speak Mandarin, the One Official Language: Easier Said Than Done

NYTimes July 10th, 2005 - DATIAN, China - As a crowd formed around a rare foreign visitor in this town's open-air market, the conversation turned quickly from the price of dried fish and fresh fruit to how many dialects people here could muster

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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.

Diva Mummy

Two thousand years ago the lords and ladies of China's Han Dynasty lived lives of such opulent splendour they wanted to live forever - and some of them came close.
Thursday July 21, 2005 2:00pm-3:00pm on NGC - National Geographic Channel - History

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
Thursday July 21, 2005 7:00pm-8:30pm on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Movie / Adventure

The Magic Paintbrush; Podna and Podni - Animated Tales of the World

A boy receives a magic paintbrush that makes anything he paints become real in this tale from China. The Pakistani tale of a bird that must rescue its wife from the evil rajah.
Friday July 22, 2005 1:50pm-2:20pm on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Children's Show / Entertainment

More listings...

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"Read ten thousand books and walk ten thousand miles." - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom

This proverb tells us that reading will enlarge one's second-hand knowledge, while observing will enrich one's first-hand knowledge. Both are indispensable for true wisdom. We hope that you will enjoy reading many wonderful stories this summer and that you will live even greater tales.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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