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Dear Friend,

Hop to it now and get a head start on your spring holiday shopping. Easter is on April 16th this year and ChinaSprout has unique gift ideas for both Easter and Passover. Visit our Easter page where you will find lovely decorations, handpainted eggs, and special gifts for children. We also have many pretty lanterns that are a beautiful compliment to your holiday embellishments. This week, we have added a number of new products including crafts, books, music, and videos. And, don't forget about our on-going Sales event, where we have many customer favorites available at bargain prices.

Special Events

Easter Gift Ideas

ChinaSprout has dozens of fun toys and gifts that are perfect for tucking in children's Easter baskets. Choose from craft kits, musical instruments, stickers, stamps, hair accessories, and more. We also have lovely ornamental items that will add a wonderful Asian flair to your holiday decorating. Visit our Easter page for gift ideas, decorations, and exquisite handmade eggs that will help you celebrate Easter and Passover ChinaSprout style!


FREE 2006 Calendar

We are giving away a FREE Wall Calendar - Children to customers whose order totals $50.00 or more. Don't miss your opportunity to get this wonderful calendar. Our FREE 2006 Calendar offer is good while supplies last. In order to apply the coupon to your order, add the Calendar to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1141697476 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message: "Coupon Applied". LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.


We’re clearing our shelves in order to make room for more unique items. Many products across all categories are now available at greatly reduced prices. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of great savings for yourself or to stock up on gift items for future giving! Check out these sale pages:

New Products

Small Kite

Chinese Character Stone Cufflinks

Chinese Health Balls  

Picture Dictonary Board Book

Apparel for Spring  

Get ready for spring by adding some of ChinaSprout's incredible apparel to your wardrobe. Check out our warm weather attire, which features stunning bouqets of Asian flowers, brightly-colored butterflies, stately dragons and more. We have a wonderful selection of clothing for everyone in your family -- from pajamas for baby to dresses for little girls and even shirts and blouses for mom and dad.


Crafts & Easter Eggs

Our beautifully handcrafted stone, cloisonne, and cinnabar eggs and colorful peony table sets will make your holiday decor stand out from the rest. If you're looking to fill Easter baskets with fun goodies, be sure to check out our Great Wall puzzle or our exotic butterfly kite. Adults will enjoy de-stressing with our Chinese health balls or playing with our new chess set.


Books & CD-Rom 

We have a great selection of language books and the Chinese Made Easy series is one of our favorites. Chinese language beginners will appreciate our basic dictionaries, while more experienced students will enjoy the challenge of our crossword puzzle and Funny Chinese books. And, our newest storybooks are real treasures, blending lovely artwork with heartwarming tales.



If you enjoy popular Chinese music, you're going to love our newest music CDs. These CDs include everything from updated Chinese folk songs to contemporary pop to invigorating soundtracks. Featuring some of China's most popular musical talent, each of these selections will endear you to the appealing sounds of Chinese music and open you to a whole new world of sound.



Enjoy some relaxing time in front of the television, while learning about China. We have fantastic DVDs and VCDs that feature Chinese dance, music, and language. For a departure from movie night, take in an enthralling Chinese feature film or TV series, which offer a window into the Chinese culture and way of thinking. If you enjoy working out, we have great boxing and wushu DVDs for kids and adults.

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. 


Hero (Ying xiong) (2002)

Flashbacks reveal how a warrior (Jet Li) stopped the elusive assassins (Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung) who tried to kill the emperor of China. (Click the title above to have a new window open to the Internet Movie Data Base entry for this movie) Thursday March 16, 2006 5:15am-7:00am on ENCORE - Movie / Drama


The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Based on Amy Tan's best seller about the relationships of a group of Chinese women with their Americanized daughters.Director: Wayne Wang Performers: Rosalind Chao, Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, France Nuyen, Lauren Tom Rating: R Thursday March 16, 2006 10:35am-1:05pm on STARZ - Movie / Drama


Girl Meets Hawaii - "Hidden Hawaii"

Host Samantha Brown experiences the sights, sounds and tastes of Honolulu's Chinatown. Also: the wholphin, a creature part dolphin and part whale. Friday March 17, 2006 3:00pm-3:30pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel


Click here for more listings

China News

Chinese becoming popular with US learners

XinHuaNet - BEIJING, Feb.23 -- While English learning has been the rage in China for decades, Chinese as a foreign language is just starting to catch on on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. The study of Chinese used to be concentrated on a few college campuses and in large ethnic Chinese communities on both coasts of North America.

Read the full article here


Noodle Prices Rise, Along With Chinese Tempers 

NYTimes - Feb.23 -  LANZHOU, China — One difference between China's remote west and the rest of the country is what people choose to put in their stomachs. Noodles, not rice, are the favorite dish, none more so than the steaming bowl of beef noodles named after this decaying provincial capital on the Yellow River. 

Read the full article here


Chinese Bloggers Grapple With the Profit Motive

NYTimes - SHANGHAI, March 5 — Last October, a colleague persuaded Xu Jinglei, a Chinese actress and filmmaker, to start writing her own Web log. Now, five months later, Ms. Xu, 31, is the country's most popular blogger, and her runaway success has given rise to an online debate here about the economic value of blogs and who should profit from them.
Read the full article here    Access Xu JingLei's Blog here


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Wisdom of the Week
Quotations from Mencius

"Extend your respect  for your aged parents to all the aged and extend your love for your own children to all children" - Quotations from Mencius


Mencius provided wonderful words of wisdom that we should all strive to follow. Imagine the great impact we could have on the world if we learned to extend the same amount of respect and love to strangers as we do to those closest to us. All of us at ChinaSprout wish you much happiness and hope that you will deeply touch the lives of those you meet. 


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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