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Dear Friend,


We hope that you had a great holiday season and are looking forward to a joyous Year of the Pig! To start the new year off right, we have put hundreds of items on sale. Check out our new sale items including apparel, accessories, calendars, ornaments, and more. This is also a great time to shop for Chinese New Year to make sure that you have plenty of great decorations to celebrate the new year as millions of Chinese do. This week, we have added more apparel, books, toys, greeting cards, craft books, and home decor products, which are great for new year celebrations and beyond.

Special Promotions

FREE Thai Dancer Doll

Celebrate Chinese New Year

The Chinese welcome The Year of the Pig on February 18th, 2007. Visit ChinaSprout's special Chinese New Year page to find cards, decorations, toys, and more to make your New Year celebration authentic. Be sure to also check out our great Chinese festival and Lunar New Year books, which will help you and your family to learn all about this important holiday.

New Year Sales

ChinaSprout's New Year Sale is the perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts to give throughout the year. Better yet, make sure to get a little something for yourself after spending months shopping for everyone else! Visit our New Year Sales pages to find great bargains on some of your favorite products including apparel, accessories, home decor, arts & crafts, toys, books, and more. 

FREE Thai Dancer Doll

FREE Table Calendar

To celebrate Year of the Pig, we are offering a FREE Year of the Pig Table Calendar to customers whose order totals $75 or more. To apply the coupon to your order, add the Year of the Pig Table Calendar to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1168226555 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

Peony Mandarin Jacket

Year of the Pig Greeting Card 

Folk Painting - New Year 

The Year of the Pig

Apparel for Children

ChinaSprout has new clothing for children that welcomes the warm weather to come. These charming dresses, shirts, and pajamas are designed with lovely floral patterns and a comfortable cut. For more casual days, we have tees for the Year of the Pig and retro shirts, which feature the comic character Tintin.

Craft Books and Greeting Cards

We have many wonderful new greeting cards that can be sent for the Chinese New Year or saved for other special events. Keep some on hand so you will always have the right card for every occassion. You'll also love to have our latest craft books handy to give as gifts, or to pull out as a rainy day diversion.

Home Decor

Give your home or office an Asian-inspired makeover with one of our new Tianjin folk paintings, which colorfully depict life in the Chinese countryside. We have also added a beautiful wooden container and historical Red Guard porcelain decor. If you are entertaining for New Years, check out our fun new chopsticks sets or Year of the Pig decor.


We are pleased to add Asian-inspired magic sets from Fantasma Magic this week. Kids will enjoy performing these tricks and entertaining friends with feats of magic that include chop cup, Asian fan, dragon card box, and Chinese sticks. These sets make an especially great gift for boys, who will love to leave friends guessing.


Explore the colors, sounds, and traditions of Chinese New Year with your children when you read our latest New Years storybooks. Older children will also enjoy reading about Chinese heroes, heroines, gods, and beasts in the Chinese Folktale series. And, for adoptive families, we have two new books that will open dialogue about the adoption experience for both kids and adults.

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.


Diets, Fads, Facts, and Common Sense

AColumbus Dispatch (Ohio) , Wednesday , January 3, 2007 wrote: Diet books traditionally ring in each new year to inspire Americans determined to lose weight. This time, the new releases incorporate an unlikely gimmick: common sense. Could 2007 mark the end of fad diets? 

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. 


Meet the Pandas: Washington's New Power Couple

Two giant pandas on loan from China prove to be extremely popular at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. Friday January 12, 2007 12:00am-1:00am on Animal Planet - Special / Nature


Click here for more listings

China News

Chinatown Brims with Produce Bargains

NPR, NEW YORK, January 02, 2007 —The price of produce in New York varies widely from neighborhood to neighborhood. Prices in Chinatown are especially cheap. You can often buy produce for a small fraction of the price you’d pay in a bodega or supermarket less than a mile away. WNYC’s Lisa Chow finds out why. 

Listen to the full show here


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Wisdom of the Week

"Everyone drinks and eats, but few know the real taste of what has been drunk or eaten." - Confucius Says (Wise Men Talking Series)


Life seems so harried sometimes -- get the kids to and from school, take them to dance class or soccer, stop by the grocery, get the broken violin fixed, finish that overdue report for work, and so much more. In all of the rush, we hope you are able to slow down and enjoy the seemingly insignificant moments in life.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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