Newsletter #157

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Dear Friend,

Moon Festival is a time for family reunions. Families gather together, under the light of the full moon, eat moon cakes, and share stories and poems about the moon. This year, the Moon Festival occurs on September 18th. Bring your friends and family together to celebrate this important holiday and make sure that you have tasty mooncakes from ChinaSprout on hand. Check out our new Moon Festival page to learn more about moon festivals and have fun sharing stories with your guests. Be sure to check out the great new products that we introduced this week. We have accessories and apparel for kids and adults, and home decor items that will brighten your Moon Festival celebration.

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!


This month, ChinaSprout aims to bring the beautiful landscapes and intriguing life and culture of the minorities closer to the ears of our customers. We are giving away a FREE Folk Songs CD (priced at $13.95) to customers whose order totals $50.00 or more. Don't miss your opportunity to get one of these great CDs for yourself. Our FREE Folk Songs CD offer is good while supplies last. In order to apply the coupon to order your free gift, add the CD of your choice, priced at $13.95, to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1123559470 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message:"Coupon Applied".

Summer Clearance Sales...


ChinaSprout's special sale continues. We are offering spectacular savings on some of your favorite items. This season, we have savings of  50% off or more. Buy some of these great products for yourself or give them as unique gifts for your friends and relatives. 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

Cotton Sleeveless Suits
Brocade Purse
Brocade Purse 

Cloisonné Charm Bracelet

Eternity Table Set

Accessories for Ladies…

A sumptuous selection of ladies accessories await you at ChinaSprout. Create a memorable outfit by pairing a lovely QiPao dress with one of our luxurious new silk scarves. Add the delicate flair of one of our bracelets, necklaces, pendants, or earrings and finish it off with a beautiful purse or handbag. Sure to make you the center of attention in any room!


Just for Kids…

Get them ready for school with children's accessories from ChinaSprout. Little girls will love to show off their trendy coin purses, charming pocket mirrors, colorful thread bracelets, and delightful Pucca buttons to their friends. Panda lovers will want to check out our new panda bracelet and umbrella.  And, you can make Chinese language learning fun with our "Teach Me More Chinese" audio/book set.



We have an attractive assortment of new apparel items for almost everyone in your family. Whether for school or play, kids will love the comfort of our cotton sleeveless suits for girls and brocade vest or Brother T-shirt for boys. Moms can choose from a unique Mandarin dress or jacket and complete it with stunning embroidered shoes. For baby, we have delightfully styled robes and shirt/pants sets.


Home Decor...

Celebrate Moon Festival by embellishing your home with home decor items from ChinaSprout. We have beautiful new dining sets featuring a bold dragon design or a brightly-colored eternity pattern. Choose ornamental pieces, like the clay children or cushion covers to complement the look. And, after the festivities are over, keep your precious memories safe in our Blossom photo album.

China in the News


All Things Considered, July 29, 2005 · Today we conclude our series, "A Nation of Individuals," about the rise of individualism in China. NPR's Rob Gifford profiles a 21-year-old woman who is in Beijing for six months of training. "Li Jia" -- she asked that her real name not be used -- has decided not to return to her small town in remote southern China, even though her family and her boss want her back.
Get the whole story here...


BEIJING, Aug. 8 -- Mianzi (literally "face value") has long been observed by most Chinese. As a famous saying goes, "Men live for face as trees grow for bark." In a recent survey conducted by China Youth Daily, over 93 percent of the 1,150 polled said they pay much attention to their mianzi, which concerns people's decency, personality, and dignity.

Get the whole story here...


BEIJING, Aug.8 (Xinhuanet) -- Every year a group of American college students come to China during the summer vacation to observe and study it and the Chinese language. More than 70 college students from the key universities in the United States came to China this summer.

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 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 August 11, 2005 6:00am-7:30am on HBO2 - Movie / Adventure

Flying Tigers (1942)

American pilots in WWII China wrestle with brash recruits, airstrip romances and the threat of the Japanese air force. Director: David Miller Performers: John Carroll, Mae Clarke, Gordon Jones, Paul Kelly, Anna Lee, John Wayne
Thursday August 11, 2005 1:15pm-3:15pm on AMC - American Movie Classics - Movie / Adventure

Food 911 - "Chinese Take-out "

Recipe rescue: Chinese food. Included: duck fried rice with Napa cabbage; steamed and roasted duck.
Thursday August 11, 2005 3:00pm-3:30pm on FOOD - The Food Network - Hobbies & Crafts / Cooking

More listings...

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"How do you catch tiger cubs without entering the tiger's lair?" - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom

This proverb tells us that one cannot expect to achieve success without experiencing difficulties and risks; only those who are bold in exploring and not afraid of hardships and dangers can achieve success. We wish you strength in facing life's difficulties so that you might overcome these challenges and reap great rewards.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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