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Dear Friend,

There is a growing interest from K-12 students for learning the Chinese language, especially with the launch of AP Chinese in the fall. Prepare for the coming semester by visiting ChinaSprout to select your textbooks and tools from our diverse Chinese language learning inventory. In addition to language books, our Summer Sale continues this week and we are introducing new clothing, dolls, and the 2007 “From China With Love” calendar.

Special Events

AP Chinese Materials

The first AP Chinese Language and Culture courses will be offered worldwide in the fall of 2006, followed by the exam in May of 2007. While specially designed AP Chinese materials are not yet available, there are many textbooks, books about Chinese culture, DVDs, and audio CDs that provide a great start for teachers and students to prepare for AP Chinese. Check out ChinaSprout's AP Chinese page for suggestions of beneficial texts and materials.

FCC Calendar Pre-Order

PRE-ORDER the 2007 "From China With Love" calendar now and it will be shipped in mid-September. Featuring adorable photos of girls and boys adopted from China, this consistently best-selling calendar brings joy to every family! Enjoy a discount when you order two copies and an even greater price break when you order a box of 25.

One Year in Beijing

We sold out all advanced copies of this popular book in one day! Now, we have all printed copies in stock. Order your copy to learn more about Chinese culture by experiencing it through the eyes of a modern day, eight year old girl.

Summer Sale

ChinaSprout is offering spectacular savings on some of your favorite items. Visit our Sales Pages to find great ChinaSprout products at bargain prices. We are offering up to 75% off on Apparel, Accessories, Home Decor, Arts & Crafts, Toys, and more. Shop now before these sizzling deals disappear.


New Products

Brocade Vest

Playful Patti

Chinese Plus 

Chinese Link


Beat the heat with a cool shirt from ChinaSprout. We have new Chinese themed T-shirts featuring the Chinese star or a map of China for adults and kids alike. For more dressy occasions, slip into a lovely linen dragon shirt for mom or a memorable brocade vest for little girls.

Learn Chinese - Highschool & College 

ChinaSprout carries a complete collection of textbooks for high school and college students. Whether learning Chinese for fun or pursuing an interest in international business, ChinaSprout can help students find the right book for every need and every skill level.

Learn Chinese in non-English Language...

To meet the needs of non-English speaking students, we have begun to offer Chinese language textbooks in Spanish and French. These texts support French and Spanish students, who are learning the Chinese language, by addressing the special language characteristics that they face.

Language CD-ROM & Music CDs...

Two of our most popular customer requests include more interactive tools for Chinese learning and an expanded contemporary music selection. This week, we are giving you both! Our new software sets help with translation, pronunciation, writing, and more. And, we have added new CDs from some of China's top musicians. Enjoy!

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.


Natural Pain Remedies #2: Arthritis

Natural Pain Remedies # 1 covered headaches. This time we have a simple daily approach to controlling pain in arthritis and preventing further joint damage. If it’s hot, cool it. We will cover easily available homeopathic medicines and neem a miracle herb from India.  

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.


A Baby Story - Baby Bloodgood

For the Bloodgoods adopting from China was an easy decision. Starting a family with their daughter Zoe made them want to do it all over again, but this time, Vickie will be flying halfway around the world without her husband. Friday August 04, 2006 3:30pm-4:00pm on TLC - The Learning Channel - China Adoption


Click here for more listings

China News

In This Chinatown, Chinese Is Just a Start

NYTimes, July 23, 2006 -- CHINATOWN is not the biggest Chinatown in New York City. That distinction belongs to the one in Flushing, Queens, which surpassed the Chinatown in Manhattan as home to the nation’s largest Chinese population east of the Rocky Mountains a few years back.

Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week

 "Do not fret when things do not go as you wish them to; do not rejoice over causes of happiness; do not expect stable times to last long; and do not be dismayed when difficulties crop up at the beginning of your ventures." - Tending the Roots of Wisdom


Life is a series of ups and downs and that is what makes it so exciting. Hold on tight but make sure to enjoy the ride!


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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