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Dear Friend,

We have been very busy spiriting away new products onto our shelves. It's spooky how many great things just arrived -- children's apparel, home decor, stationary, Chinese language books for kids and adults, music, CD-ROMs, and fascinating storybooks for the young and young at heart. Take this opportunity to stock up on fabulous ChinaSprout products and with a purchase of $50 or more, you can get a FREE Minority Print Bag. You can also save $5 on your next purchase if you take our Herbal Medicine survey. If you are interested in this topic, we hope to hear from you because we value your opinion! While you're checking out our new products, be sure to visit our Halloween page where you will find all sorts of goodies for an evening of tricks and treats. 

Special Events
Halloween Chinese Take-out Containers

Happy Halloween from ChinaSprout!

ChinaSprout has a selection of Halloween products to help you have a howling good time this Halloween. Choose from a Monkey King costume, Chinese lantern flashlights, goody bag items, festive candy containers and more. Make no bones about it, ChinaSprout has some bewitchingly fun products for little ghosts and gobblins.


ChinaSprout Herbal Survey

ChinaSprout Herbal Medicine Survey

Chinese Herbal Medicine has long been an integral part of Asian culture and practices and is widely recognized as an alternative system of effective treatment for a wide range of health concerns. ChinaSprout is launching a survey to better understand your experience with Herbal Medicines. If you are interested in this topic, please follow the link below to participate in the survey. To appreciate your participating, you will receive a $5 coupon for your next purchase at when you submit the survey.

Launch Survey


Minority Print Bag

FREE Minority Print Bag

ChinaSprout is offering a special FREE gift with a minimum purchase of $50. Customers whose order total $50 or more, will receive a Free Minority Print Bag. In order to apply the coupon to order your free gift, add the item AHW015  to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1128393209 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

The 2006 From China With Love calendar is available for Pre-Order 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. Enjoy a discount when you order two copies and an even greater price break when you order a box of 25.

New Products

Silk Floral
Mandarin Dress

Double Fish
Table Set

Silver Pendant –
Mother and Daughter

Tang Monk Disciples
Monkey King


ChinaSprout has stylish new Mandarin suits and dresses for boys and girls. Feminine flowers and daring dragons make these outfits truly memorable. Dressy enough for parties and special events and comfy enough to wear whenever the mood strikes.


Home Decor

Dress your dining room for dinner with ChinaSprout's Double Fish dining sets. Use the porcelain dragon container, traditional tea set, or eight immortals wall hanging as accent pieces to create a festive environment for dinner parties or family night. We have also added two beautiful new photo albums and a charming cat ornament, which make thoughtful gifts .


Arts & Crafts, Stationery, and Jewelry

ChinaSprout makes it easy to be prepared for any occasion. Stock up on beautiful Chinese greeting cards and avoid those last minute dashes to the store before a birthday, wedding, or other special date. Early bird Christmas shoppers can catch some of our new holiday cards and gift ideas like the cloisonne pen, stunning silver jewelry, and little girl's craft kit. 


Chinese Language Books

Childhood is the opportune time to begin language learning. ChinaSprout has wonderful new Chinese language textbooks, flashcards, workbooks, and dictionaries to support your little linguist. These easy-to-use learning tools are perfect for parents and kids to use together to begin forging a path to Chinese proficiency.


Books about China

Our newest shipment of books includes many wonderful stories for children that capture the excitement and intrigue of China's past and present. Tales of young people who become heroes through extraordinary circumstances, classical wisdoms retold in entertaining comic book form, travelogues, and the mischevious Monkey King are sure to delight young readers.


CD-ROM to Learn Chinese

Learn Chinese for tourism, business, or just for fun. Our CD-ROMs and companion cards and books take the tedium out of learning a new language. Designed with a purpose, each set focuses on teaching relevant words, phrases, and skills depending on your needs. Children will enjoy learning about shadow puppets and making their own with the help of the Puppet Theater CD-ROM.



Girls Rock! And that certainly can be said for China's Black Duck and 12 Girls Band. We are excited to have added even more CDs by these contemporary girl bands because we know how much you love them! We added CDs for classical music lovers and kids of all ages, as well!

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.


Caillou - Vacations

Caillou's first airplane ride; Sarah goes on a trip to China. (Check your local PBS listings for when this show might be on) Thursday October 06, 2005 11:00am-11:30am on WGTV (Atlanta PBS) - Children's Show / Educational

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 October 06, 2005 5:30pm-7:00pm on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Movie / Adventure

Aladdin - Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

The tale of the legendary Arabian hero is told from the perspective of a poor Chinese boy. Friday October 07, 2005 6:00am-6:30am on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Children's Show / Entertainment

Click here for more listings

China News

Fashion Magazines Rush to Mold China's Sense of Style

NY Times - SHANGHAI, Oct. 2 - From behind her big desk on the top floor of a sleek new office tower in the Xintiandi district, Angelica Cheung, the guiding hand behind this country's new edition of Vogue magazine, contemplated a very Chinese dilemma.

Read the full article here


Let a Thousand Film Students Compete

NY Times - BEIJING, Oct. 2 - WEN GUIYU thinks back to three years ago, when she and her mother came here from her small hometown in Hebei Province, after a 12-hour train ride. Arriving at their destination on Xi Tu Cheng Road, Ms. Wen recalls seeing masses of people - "10,000 of them."

Read the full article here


On the Potomac, a Cultural Evolution

NY Times -WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 - In an artistic "war room" in the Kennedy Center, anxious staff members were leafing through signs directing artists to "stage right" and elsewhere in Chinese. Down the hall, hundreds of packages of instant noodles lined the walls of a rehearsal space, quick comfort food for performers who don't eat granola bars.

Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week
Quotations from Confucius

"A tree has its root, a stream its source" - Chinese Proverbs


The sturdy oak and rushing stream both rely on their source of origin to remain strong. Weak roots or a dry lake bed will cause their respective demise. So it is with us. Without our roots -- our family and friends -- we would not be able to stay strong and endure the harsh winds and roaring rapids that we sometimes face in life. We hope that your roots bring you great strength so that you can stand tall in even the face of great adversity.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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