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Dear Friend,

Our shelves are overflowing with fantastic products from China, including our latest additions of apparel, children's toys, Chinese cultural and literary books, DVDs, and CD-ROMs. See many of these new items, plus previous favorites, when you visit our Christmas Page, which is brimming with great gift ideas. As a special treat, we are offering a "buy one, get one free" promotion on our beautiful handpainted glass panda ornaments. Purchase one for your tree and share one with a friend. And finally, we are pleased to announce that our 2006 catalog is currently available. Make sure to request yours now if you're not already on our list!


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Halloween Chinese Take-out Containers

ChinaSprout's Holiday Day Gift Ideas!

Make your home merry and bright this holiday season with beautiful NEW ornaments from ChinaSprout. We have recently added more festive hand-painted glass and cloisonné ornaments direct from China. You can also browse through our diverse selection of holiday greeting cards and fantastic new calendars for 2006. Plus, ChinaSprout can help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list when you visit our theme pages for Stocking Stuffers, Gifts Under $50 and Gifts Under $100.


FREE Holiday Gift

To show our appreciation to you for shopping at ChinaSprout this holiday season, we are offering a "buy one, get one free" promotion. From now until December 12th, when you purchase one Hand-Painted Glass Ornament - Panda/Love, you will receive a second one for Free (make sure to add two items to your cart). These ornaments make lovely presents for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, or Secret Santas and are also great for use in gift baskets.

2006 From China With Love Calendar

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. Enjoy a discount when you order two copies and an even greater price break when you order a box of 25.

2006 Catalog

We are pleased to announce that our 2006 catalog is available now for your shopping convenience. If you have purchased products from us or have requested a catalog in the past, you are already on our mailing list and will automatically receive a catalog. If you or your friends would like to receive the ChinaSprout catalog, please make sure to request copies and we will be happy to add you to our mailing list.

Cold and Flu Season

Letha Hadady is one of the nation's leading experts on natural Chinese remedies and author of books on health and beauty, including Asian Health Secrets and Healthy Beauty. In this first article for ChinaSprout, Letha talks about a Cold/Flu Prevention Diet, how to Enhance Resistance versus Cold/Flu Treatment, people with Compromised Immunity, and she introduces her very own Powdered Herbs For You and Your Kids!

New Products

Heart-Shaped Jewelry Box 

Dog and Calligraphy Card

Pucca Doll Wall Decor 

Colors and Characters of China

Apparel and Accessories

ChinaSprout's new apparel and accessory products are perfect for gift giving! Share thoughtful tokens of your esteem when you give ChinaSprout's heart or petals boxes, Tibetan bracelets, calligraphy business card holder, blossom tote bags, or dragon wallet. Our pretty Mandarin jacket and unique silk robes are sure to be a big hit, as well!  


New Year Cards and Red Envelopes

The new year is fast approaching. Whether you celebrate the western New Year, the Chinese New Year, or both, ChinaSprout has beautiful cards that you can use to spread greetings and good tidings. We also have new red envelopes featuring traditional greeting children and a great selection of dog designs, which were created specially for the Year of the Dog.


Fun Stuff for Kids

Little adventurers will love our newest puzzles. The pieces of each kit come together to create a scenic playground where imaginations can run wild. For our young doll lovers, we have added lovely dresses and pajamas and an adorable Pucca doll. And, our festive ballons decorated with the Chinese character "Ai" --Love and fun Pucca stickers are great for both parties and stocking stuffers.


Home Decor

Share a little bit of China with friends and family when you give them a gift from ChinaSprout. We have just received beautiful double fish frames and scrapbooks for holding special memories. The friend who enjoys entertaining will love our table basket or chopsticks. Our pen holders make thoughtful gifts for office mates. And, the flash card wall hanging is a great way to help kids learn Chinese.


Books to Learn Chinese

We strive to bring you the best and the most diverse selection of Chinese language textbooks and learning materials available. We have just added a wide range of language books for both kids and adults. We have books to support written and oral language development, as well as specialized texts for business, reading, vocabulary, and more. 


Books About China & Literature

Children will enjoy the colorful pictures and delightful stories behind many of China's greatest discoveries and beautiful locales in "Stories from Ancient China" or "Colors and Characters of China". For adults, we have bilingual classic stories, as well as in-depth looks at Chinese culture and history and those important events that impacted this noble and creative society.


CD-Rom and DVDs

Enjoy a provocative look into Chinese culture when you settle in with our newest CD-ROMs and DVDs. You will have front row seats to dramatic ballets, athletic acrobatics, or festive New Year celebrations. Visit modern day Chinese cities, which are built  on tradition. Or, explore the Chinese language and work to improve your skills with our supportive development tools.

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 Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) (1999)

After returning to his Chinese village for the funeral of his schoolteacher father, an engineer recalls the story of how his parents met. Young Zhao Di: Zhang Ziyi. Luo Yusheng: Sun Honglei. Luo Changyu: Zheng Hao. Zhang Yimou (“Raise the Red Lantern”) directed. Based on Bao Shi's ``Remembrance.''  Tuesday December 06, 2005 2:30pm-4:15pm on IFC - Independent Film Channel - Movie / Drama

Little Einsteins - Dragon Kite

In China, while searching for kites that are needed in a parade, the kids go into a pagoda, cruise the Yangtze River, visit the famous Himalayan peaks and climb the Great Wall. Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite" is featured, along with art by Zhang Lu, Qiu Ying, Zosan and Cai Jia. Friday December 09, 2005 12:30pm-1:00pm on Disney Channel - Children's Show / Educational

Travel Cafe - Hong Kong: City of Luck

Friday December 09, 2005 1:30pm-2:00pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel

Click here for more listings

China News

Western Architects Push the Envelope in Beijing

NPR Weekend Edition - Sunday, November 20, 2005 · China's urbanization is perhaps the most extensive the world has ever seen. And in Beijing and elsewhere, the job of designing prominent urban buildings is going more often than not to Western architects.

Read the full article here


Traditions of Saving and Consuming in China

NPR Weekend Edition - Saturday, November 19, 2005 · The American consumer and the Chinese saver have become twin engines of the global economy. Chinese currently save 40 percent of their Gross Domestic Product, allowing Beijing to buy U.S. treasury bonds. That in turn allows Americans to borrow and consume far more than they earn and produce. But some economists say China's unnaturally high savings rate retards domestic consumption. Only when Chinese feel more confident about social security, health and education costs, they say, will they open up their wallets more freely.

Read the full article here


Demand for Chinese Language Courses in U.S. Soars, Nov. 23 - From well-to-do families hiring Mandarin-speaking nannies for their tots to students in crammed Asian studies programmes, demand for Chinese language instruction is booming like never before in the United States.

In a country that has never prioritized teaching foreign languages, demand is difficult to meet given a serious shortage of qualified instructors, said Michael Levine, who handles education at the New York-based Asia Society, which works to support cultural ties between the United States and Asia.

Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week

 "Fate brings people together no matter how far apart they may be." - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom


The Chinese belief that those people who belong together are brought together by fate, or the invisible red thread, is especially poignant during the holidays. We wish you great happiness as you and your loved ones gather from near and far to celebrate this joyous season.  


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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