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Dear Friend,


Show Dad that he is your hero this Father's Day. Every gift on ChinaSprout's Father's Day page is an opportunity to say thanks for each game of catch, piggy back ride, and great big bear hug that he's shared with you. As the school year comes to a close, little sprouts will also have a chance to express their gratitude to those teachers who have made a difference in their lives.  Visit our Teacher's page for wonderful gift ideas for you child's favorite teacher.

Special Events

Father's Day Special Gifts 

Visit ChinaSprout's Father's Day page to find thoughtful gift ideas for the dads in your life. Get Dad something as original as he is -- a gift from ChinaSprout. We also offer complimentary Father's Day E-cards, so you can spread good thoughts near and far.

Teachers Special Gift

As the end of school approaches, offer a special thank you to your child's teacher. You will find an incredible selection of gift ideas on ChinaSprout's Teachers Gift page. Choose from purses, pendants, frames, books, jewelry, and more to express your gratitude. ChinaSprout also offers free Teacher Thank You E-cards.

Free Gift for Teachers

As a special Teacher's gift, we are offering a FREE Brocade Pencil Case to customers whose order totals $50 or more. To apply the coupon to your order, add the Brocade Pencil Case to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1148479464 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

Spring Inspired Linen Pouch

Good Fortune Charm Necklace

Royal Chinese Go Set

An Intensive Chinese Course


Petite phone cases, handy little bags, and convenient jewelry containers are a part of our latest shipment from China. These colorful accessories are perfect for summer travel and make lovely teacher gifts. We also have added a new embossing template for our arts & crafts enthusiasts -- an adorable panda.

Gifts for Dads and Grandads...

ChinaSprout has many great gift ideas for dads and grandads including new takes on old favorites. Our t-shirts, ties, and cufflinks feature Chinese themes, which make them stand out from traditional Father's Day offerings. We also have new Chinese Checkers and Go sets, perfect for hours of family fun.

Gifts for Teachers

The knowledge that a teacher shares with students lasts a lifetime. Why not give a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime? ChinaSprout has beautiful pendants and necklaces that will remind teachers of their special students for years to come. Our lovely new Chinese-themed magnets are also great for classroom display.

Learn Chinese and Culture

Our latest book additions for adults include a comprehensive Chinese language learning series, a fascinating look at Chinese culture and history, and a moving collection of Chinese Tang poetry. Children will enjoy the story of Mei Mei, who struggles to learn a language very different from her own.

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.


Posture, Balance, and Pain

I have, unfortunately, lost contact with Rita my pretty chiropractor friend from Brazil. Hopefully she has a busy health practice not too far away from New York. A few years ago, I interviewed her for my book Healthy Beauty concerning suggestions for avoiding chronic pain. Her simple approach links good posture, breathing, and yoga exercises to a healthy lifestyle that naturally reduces pain associated with misalignment.

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.


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.''  Saturday June 03, 2006 6:30pm-8:00pm on IFC - Independent Film Channel - Movie / Drama


Click here for more listings

China News

Chameleon Mao, the Face of Tiananmen Square

NYTimes - May 28, 2006 - FEW images created in the last century are as recognizable as the official portrait of Mao that looms over Tiananmen Square in Beijing... And so it is no surprise that a firestorm erupted in China a little over a week ago after a state-controlled Beijing auction house wheeled out an old official portrait of Mao...  

Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week
Quotations from Conficius

"Young people have great potential for achievements. Who can say that they will not be our equals in the future?" - Quotations from Confucius


 As we look to tomorrow, we must believe fully in the youth of today. Their unquestioning faith and boundless creativity are the foundation upon which our tomorrows are built. May you see this future every time you look into the eyes of a child.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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