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Dear Friend,

Mom's big day is just two weeks away. Show her your appreciation by giving her a gift from the heart. Visit our Mother's Day page to find great gift ideas for the special women in your life. We are also pleased to bring you ChinaSprout Mother's Day gift sets. Choose from a variety of themes to find the perfect gift set for your mom. This week, enjoy new product additions in our apparel, accessories, home decor, and books sections. With spring in full bloom, it's the perfect time to add a little something new to spice up your home or wardrobe.


Special Events

Mother's Day Special Gifts 

Let the special women in your life know how much they mean to you with a gift from ChinaSprout. Visit our Mother's Day page to find an incredible selection of items for Mom. Choose from clothing, jewelry, photo albums, home decor, books, accessories, and more. With so many wonderful gift ideas, you're sure to find a gift to touch the heart of every woman on your list.

Mother's Day Gift Sets

Don't know how to say "thank you" to the special woman in your life? ChinaSprout is here to help! Our staff has worked hard to create original Mother's Day Gift Sets, sure to please all mothers. Choose the set that fits your mom best. Each gift set includes a complimentary card.

Free Mother's Day Gift

As a special Mother's Day gift, we are offering this FREE Silk Butterfly Handbag to customers whose order totals $75 or more. To apply the coupon to your order, add the Silk Butterfly Handbag to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1146513812 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message: "Coupon Applied". Offer good while supplies last. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.

New Products

Goldfish Baby Pajama

Dragon Cap

Chinese Character Embossing



April showers bring May flowers! Check out ChinaSprout's newest clothing arrivals to find a colorful selection of women's shirts and jackets, as well as adorable children's outfits. These lovely new pieces boast beautiful floral bouquets and unique Chinese brocade designs -- perfect for spring!


Whether looking for a gift or just a little something for yourself, you'll love our newest accessories! This week, we are introducing decorative ornaments and charms, eye-catching scarves, fans, and baseball caps, and a pretty silver bracelet. Plus, we have an adorable tiger purse for the little ones. Too cute!

Special Gifts for Mothers, Grandmas, Aunts

Let everyone know how much she means to you when you present her with one of ChinaSprout's earrings or pendants with the Chinese characters for mother, grandmother, or auntie. Pair them up to create a lovely matched set. For more casual days, slip on a mama or grandmother t-shirt.

Home Decor 

Accent your home or office with a touch of China. Little embellishments, like our pen holders, magnets, or ornaments can have a big impact on a space. If you're looking to be bold, consider adding a colorful Tianjin painting to your wall. And, for our crafty customers, we now have Chinese character embossing templates.


This Mother's Day, curl up with some wonderful texts and storybooks that tell tales of faraway China and teach children about this incredible culture. Or, get a rousing game going with our Chinese-themed playing cards. The colorful and simple picture dictionary is a great learning reference to help you begin a journey into the Chinese language.

Letha's Health Secrets

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “Letha Hadady, one of the nation’s leading experts on natural Chinese remedies, is leading a quiet lady-like revolution to bring herbal medicines from the Far East and elsewhere into everyday use in American homes.” Read the latest on her blog Letha's Health Secrets.


Spring Mushrooms: Get Yours Now

This site has several articles concerning the health benefits of mushrooms, including shiitake and reishi. This is the season when mycologists–mushroom hunters–hit the woods with baskets and bags to collect their favorite gourmet fungi.

Read the full 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.


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. Tuesday May 09, 2006 8:00am-8:30am on Disney Channel - Children's Show / Educational


Click here for more listings

China News

Chinese Artist Zhou Tiehai Proves the Emperor Is Naked 

NYTimes - SHANGHAI, April 30 — In the early 1990's, when Chinese contemporary art was just beginning to take off, a young painter here named Zhou Tiehai came up with an ambitious plan to make himself famous. He would succeed by beating the art market at its own game, exposing its commercialism while exploiting it to the hilt. He would produce paintings that he hoped would be acclaimed by the same Western collectors and journalists who, in his mind, had advanced the careers of too many mediocre Chinese artists.

Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week
100 Common Idioms

"Paying three visits to the cottage." - 100 Common Chinese Idioms


This phrase means to persist with sincerity. Its origin in Chinese folklore involves a statesman and a wise man. The statesman sought out the knowledge and guidance of the wise man in matters of government. After turning down the statesman twice, the wise man accepted his third proposal because he was so impressed with his sincerity and persistence that he agreed to help and together they accomplished great things.


From the ChinaSprout family to yours -- Have a Happy Mother's Day!


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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