Newsletter #159

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Dear Friend,

Moon Festival is less than two weeks away on September 18th. Don't forget to put in your order for delicious moon cakes. These yummy treats go fast every year so don't delay or you may miss out. There's still time to visit our Moon Festival page to find great products for your Moon Festival celebration. You can learn more about this and many other festivals in the book "Legends of Ten Traditional Chinese Festivals", which ChinaSprout is giving away FREE with any purchase of $75 or more. We just got in a fabulous array of products that we are very excited to share with you including apparel, jewelry, accessories, home decor, and  the 2006 From China With Love calendar.

Last Minute Moon Festival Shopping!

Moon Cakes

This year's Moon Festival falls on September 18, 2005. you may have forgotten it. Never fear! ChinaSprout is pleased to offer shipping options that will ensure that you all receive Moon Cakes by the Moon Festival.  East Coast customers can order up until noon on September 13th and still receive packages on Saturday by ground shipping (NYC, CT, and NJ restidents can even wait as late as September 15th 12:00pm). Customers outside of the East Coast can order until  September 13th, 12:00pm and choose 2nd Day Air, or order by 12:00 pm September 14th and choose Next Day Air to receive packages by September 17th. Visit our Moon Festival page to find some great stories about the holiday to read while enjoying your moon cakes and looking at the big, beautiful moon.

FREE FESTIVALS BOOK....Legends of Ten Chinese Traditional Festivals


ChinaSprout is offering a special FREE gift to celebrate the Moon Festival. With a minimum purchase of $75, you can receive a FREE Book, entitled Legends of Ten Chinese Traditional FestivalsDon't miss this opportunity to get this wonderful book about Chinese festivals. In order to apply the coupon to order your free gift, add the item Legends of Ten Chinese Traditional Festivals (B053) to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1125761063 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message:"Coupon Applied".


2006 From China With Love Calendar

From China With Love 2006

The 2006 "From China With Love" calendar is available now. Featuring adorable photos of girls and boys adopted from China, the proceeds from this calendar go to support Chinese children who remain in orphanages and Chinese Cultural Heritage learning opportunities for FCC kids. Pre-order the calendar now. We expect to receive shipment of these lovely calendars by the end of September. Enjoy a discount when you order two copies and an even greater price break when you order a box of 25.

New Products

Peony Silk Bouse 

Apparel for Adults...

There are so many gorgeous new blouses, dresses, and jackets this week that we don't know where to suggest that you look first. Each piece is exquisitely designed and perfect for a night out. Or, if you're staying in, wrap yourself in our silk floral robe and chemise. Men have two wonderfully comfortable new shirts to choose from in either silk or cotton. For very casual days, check out our Beijing Opera tee.

Children's Embroidered Shoes

Apparel for Children...

ChinaSprout has new children's clothes for both dress-up and casual. The Beijing Opera tee is a colorful version of the adult shirt. Our Mandarin suits, blouses, jackets, and shoes are beautiful for dressing up for a party or photo shoot and comfortable enough to wear around the house.


Chinese Character Gold Plated Ring 

Jewelry for Adults...

Visit our jewelry section to find many wonderful new items that will appeal to a variety of tastes. Whether you prefer glistening gold, shimmering silver, or elegant pearls, we have rings, bracelets, and earrings for you. Our colorful bead and leather jewelry are perfect for more casual days.

Embroidered Flower Wallet 

Accessories for Adults...

The wallet, pouch, and checkbook cover in our embroidered flower collection are great for women on-the-go. Lovely and versatile, the embroidered pieces come in colors that beautifully compliment our double-sided silk scarf, making a wonderful gift set. Our dragon bow ties and jewel cases also make unique gift ideas. Wrap them in our beautiful silk pouches for a special finishing touch.

Eternity Mandarin Dresses for American Girl Doll 

Accessories for Children...

Liven up their backpacks, lunchboxes, or lockers with ChinaSprout's whimsical ornaments and accessories. These decorative little items are great for personalizing. We have new ponytail scrunchies in a variety of pretty colors, just in time for the start of school. If your little girl loves American Girl dolls, she will thrill at the  two new dresses that we have added, especially for this loveable friend, which she can match to a ChinaSprout dress of her own.

Set of Tea Gift Boxes 

Arts & Crafts.....

If you love tea, be sure to check out our new tea products. Choose from teacups, teapots, and gift boxes to make your tea time special. Use some of your quiet tea time to do something you enjoy, such as learning a new craft like Chinese knotting, reading about the practice of Feng Shui, writing in a journal, or storing some of your favorite photos for safekeeping in an album or for all to see in a frame.


Calligraphy Grain Holder 

Home Decor...

Decorate your home for a Moon Festival celebration! Invite your friends over for dumplings and moon cakes and dress up your space with lanterns, wall hangings, cushion covers, and dining table runners and baskets. If you are the invitee, take along a hostess gift of our keepsake boxes or wine in our wine bottle covers. We also have authentic Chinese grain holders, which are functional pieces of art. 

China in the News

Reporter Bids China Goodbye 

NPR, Morning Edition, September 1, 2005 
Rob Gifford sends this postcard from China, where he's filed reports for six years. China "spits in your eye and then embraces you," Gifford says. "And I can't believe I have to leave." He is transferring to London.

Get the whole story here...

A Chinese Painter's New Struggle: To Meet Demand

New York Times, August 31, 2005
BEIJING - In a large warehouse studio on the outskirts of China's capital, Zhang Xiaogang was trying to explain how he goes about painting each day. He said he liked to work deep into the night, smoking Chinese Honghe cigarettes, drinking herbal tea and listening to the music of "Buddha Cafe" or Air's "Talkie Walkie."
Get the whole story here...

Beijing's Quest for 2008: To Become Simply Livable

New York Times, August 29, 2005
BEIJING, Aug. 28 - There is a placard beside Tiananmen Square that counts the days until the 2008 Summer Olympics, and every one of them would seem precious: Beijing must build or renovate 72 sports stadiums and training facilities, lay asphalt for 59 new roads and complete three new bridges by the opening ceremony.
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.

Sensible Chic - Chinese Dining Room

An Asian theme is applied to a dining room. (click on the title above to see it)
Wednesday September 07, 2005 1:30pm-2:00pm on HGTV - Home and Garden TV - Series/Home/Garden

Seven Women (1966)

In 1935 China, an American religious mission and its staff are threatened by a Mongolian warlord.Director: John Ford Performers: Anne Bancroft, Mildred Dunnock, Anna Lee, Margaret Leighton, Sue Lyon, Flora Robson (click on the movie title above to go to the Internet Movie Data Base listing for this movie.)
Thursday September 08, 2005 6:30pm-8:00pm on TCM - Turner Classic Movies - Movie / Drama

Buff Brides: The Bridal Challenge - Linxiu & Melanie

Bride-to-be Linxiu wants to shape up her figure for not just one, but two wedding dresses-a traditional Chinese gown, and a Western gown. Melanie Selwyn also wants to go from flab to fab and lose the weight she put on in college before her big day!
Saturday September 10, 2005 4:00pm-5:00pm on FITTV - Series/Home/Garden
More listings...

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"An old saying goes, "Leave scraps of food out so that the mice don't starve, and blow out the candle so that the poor moths don't burn to death." This merciful attitude of the ancients is what enables mankind to propogate and flourish. Without such a kind heart, a man is no more than a soulless empty shell." - Tending the Roots of Wisdom

This bit of Chinese wisdom encourages us to treat others thoughtfully and with kindness. Our hearts go out to everyone who was affected by the hurricane this past week. The outpouring of support from across the globe is a testament to the kindness that is in the world. We hope that you and your family are safe from harm and encourage everyone to come together and let your kind hearts shine a light in the darkness for those who are hurting. Have a wonderful Moon Festival and we hope you enjoy your time with family and friends looking up at the bright, full moon.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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