Newsletter #156

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Dear Friend,

The weather is heating up and so is ChinaSprout's Summer Sale! Don't miss your chance to get some of your favorite ChinaSprout items at reduced prices. Our sale ends on July 31st, so hurry before these items disappear. It's also a great time to prepare for one of our favorite Chinese celebrations -- Moon Festival! This year, the Moon Festival will be on September 18th. Check out our new Moon Festival page to learn more about moon festivals and order our yummy moon cakes. We have also introduced some great new products that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Celebrate Moon Festival with ChinaSprout!

This year's Moon Festival falls on September 18, 2005. To help families celebrate this holiday in an authentic Chinese manner, ChinaSprout offers FRESHLY baked moon cakes from a premium bakery in New York's Chinatown. Visit a park or enjoy the beauty of the full moon from the quiet of your own backyard. Wherever your family gathers to celebrate, make sure you have some of our delicious moon cakes on hand. Our customers love these pastries and they have been a huge success in the six years we have offered them. Order yours now to stay ahead of the rush. You can even order early to taste them for yourself and then order again before the Moon Festival rush. These moon cakes sell out every year!

FREE Chinese Zodiac T-shirt

Get this unique T-shirt for the hot summer for FREE! ChinaSprout is offering a FREE Chinese Zodiac T-shirt with any purchases of $50 or more. In order to apply the coupon to order your free gift, first add the Chinese Zodiac T-shirt to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1122261142 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.

Summer Clearance Sales...

ChinaSprout's special sales continues. 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.

New Products

Diabolo Yo-Yo

Yin-Yang Journal

Bilingual Roly Poly Pop-Up Book 

Pei Mei's Homestyle Cooking

Arts & Crafts…

ChinaSprout has fun new toys for kids. Keep little hands busy with our yo-yo, Pucca toy, or Roly Poly pop-up book, which will provide hours of entertainment. Our replenished stock of red envelopes are great for Moon Festival celebrations. For adults, our beautiful Father Daughter pendant and Yin Yang journal make thoughtful gifts!

Books about China…

Add these books about China, its cultural, and its landmarks to your summer reading list. Whether your interest is fiction, essays, historical or geographical studies, or detailed narratives, these books provide fascinating reading for anyone who wants to learn more about China. If you enjoy cooking, you won't want to miss Pei Mei's popular Homestyle Cooking cookbook!

Books for Children…

Our latest children's books are filled with fun and adventure for kids of all ages. The colorful pictures, catchy rhymes, and tales of virtue and strength will keep your child riveted. You can also choose from supportive tools for Chinese language development and engaging piano music sets. Finally, young adopted readers will appreciate the emotional complexity of familial relationships in Finding Miracles.

Music CD and VCD...

ChinaSprout's selection of Chinese music continues to grow. Check out our latest titles, which include CDs for children and adults. Enjoy music from contemporary artists and premier choral groups. And, if you have ever wanted to practice Tai Chi, we have a great collection of Tai Chi VCDs.

China in the News

Shanghai Journal; A City's Traffic Plans Are Snarled by China's Car Culture
NYTimes July 12th,
2005 - Shanghai Journal on city's snarling masses of horn-honking cars and gridlock, reflecting American-style passion for cars that Chinese are indulging with newly gained affluence; government has spent enormous sums on spectacular bridges, elevated highways and new subway system, but attachment to cars has produced air pollution, marathon commutes and sharply rising oil consumption

Get the whole story here

'Foreign Babes' on TV in Beijing

NPR July 17th, 2005 - Melodrama is essential to any American soap opera, and the same holds true for their Chinese counterparts. Rachel DeWoskin talks about her role as an aggressive Westerner in a Chinese daytime drama, and her new book, Foreign Babes in Beijing

Get the whole story here

Own Original Chinese Copies of Real Western Art!

NYTimes July 15th, 2005 - China's low wages and hunger for exports are now changing world of art for the masses as thousands of skilled artists newly graduated from Chinese art colleges turn out tens of thousands of assembly-line paintings, particularly copies of famous Western works.

Get the whole story here

Yenan Journal; The Mao Myth Thrives, but Don't Mention Its Dark Side

NYTimes July 1, 2005 - Yenan, modest town in China's Shaanxi Province, was where Chinese Communists' Long March ended, and served as Mao Zedong's main base from 1935 to 1947; every year millions of Chinese tourists arrive to see historic sights and trade stories about heroism of Mao's army.

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.

Organized Crime: A World History - China

The history of the Chinese underworld, from the gang leaders of 1920s Shanghai to 1970s New York Chinatown. On January 2, 2000, a freighter from Hong Kong docked in Seattle. When INS officials opened one of the cargo containers, they found 12 disoriented Chinese stowaways, who had paid exorbitant fees to Snake Heads, smuggling agents from a vast criminal syndicate that spans cultures, countries, and history. Featuring gang leaders from 1920s' Shanghai to 1970s' New York Chinatown, we investigate the history of the Chinese underworld from its mythical origins in a long-ago Shaolin monastery.
Tuesday July 26, 2005 2:00pm-3:00pm on HIST - The History Channel - Network Series / History

Travel Cafe - Hong Kong: New Year Celebration

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Wednesday July 27, 2005 9:30am-10:00am on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel

Inside Dish With Rachael Ray: Ming-Na

Ming-Na shares some traditional Chinese recipes with Rachael.
Thursday July 28, 2005 10:00am-10:30am on FOOD - The Food Network - Hobbies & Crafts / Lifestyle
More listings...

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"It takes ten years to grow a tree, but a hundred years to bring up a generation of good men." - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom

This proverb means that cultivating talent is hard work which needs long and patient effort. Whether you are mentoring children, or raising your own, you know that the importance of committing time to this effort. Though it may take many years to nurture children to become capable adults, it is time well spent as they are our future. We hope that you will enjoy many wonderful hours with the children in your life this week and forever.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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