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Dear Friend,


Thursday marked the arrival of summer. The long, hot days stretch out before us, as does a season of gatherings with friends and family and leisurely week-ends. Summr is also the time for ChinaSprout's annual Summer Sale. We have many products available at newly reduced prices, so be sure to take advantage of these great deals. This week, new items include games, rubber stamps, stationery, bookmarks, and more great books for all ages.

Special Promotions

Summer Sale

ChinaSprout's annual Summer Sale is here! Visit these sale pages to find great savings on dresses and shirts for kids, babies, and women, home decor, accessories, toys, and more. Take advantage of the sale and stock up on your favorite items to give as birthday, wedding, or hostess gifts, or even do a little early Christmas shopping.

Beijing Olympic Products

Beijing is hosting the Summer Olympics in 2008. ChinaSprout has many fun Olympic products especially for summer including terrific tees for kids and adults, plus baseball hats, and pins. As one of the first official U.S. retailers of the Beijing Olympics, we will continue to add many new Olypic products in the coming months. Keep checking back to find more great products and let us know if there is anything you are looking for!

Buy One Mei Ling Doll, Get Another One FREE

In celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olymics, we are offering a special Buy One, Get One FREE promotion! If you purchase our sporty fashion doll, Mei Ling Kung Fu Master, you will get Mei Ling Ice Princess FREE. Please add both Kung Fu Master and  Ice Princess to your shopping cart, only Kung Fu Master will be charged. Offer good while supplies last.

New Products

Newspaper Print Large Tote Bag

4 Wedded Bliss Cards   

Peking Opera Teapot Set

Chinese Power Learning Games  


Our recent shipment of gorgeous wallets, tote and messenger bags are both functional and stylish -- with plenty of room for the essentials and more. For a simple summer splash of elegance, be sure to check out our cinnabar necklace or eternity and pearl collection pieces.


Summer is time for parties and ChinasSprout has great party invitations. Choose from birthday, wedding or general greeting cards, which will infuse a bit of China to your next party or event. If you are looking for party favors, consider our bookmarks or Chinese flag sticker sheet.

Party Decor

Spice up your party ChinaSprout style. Our beautiful napkins, paper plates, and tea sets will bring China right to your table.  No matter what you are celebrating, these lovely pieces will create a lovely accent to any evening.


Use the summer to catch up on reading-- Chinese that is! Spirit away some quiet moments and read fun bilingual storybooks or learn Chinese. Our newest books for children and adults are perfect for classroom use, but can also be used at home. For older girls, we have also added the inspirational biography of Vera Wang .

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.


From the Woods

I am writing a cook book this summer so will send you recipes from time to time at this site.

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. 


House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu)

Operatic martial-arts action, gorgeous scenery and Oscar-nominated cinematography propel director Zhang Yimou's thinly plotted adventure set in 9th-century China. Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro. Golden Globe-nominee for Best Foreign Language film, the movie focuses on government agents trying to root out underground rebels. (Click the title above to have a new window open to the Internet Movie Data Base entry for this movie) Wednesday July 04, 2007 1:30am-4:00am on SPIKE - Movie / Drama


Click here for more listings

China News

Eating Beyond Sichuan by NINA ZAGAT AND TIM ZAGAT

NYTimes, June 15, 2007. For American diners, the Chinese restaurant experience is the same tired routine -- unimaginative dishes served amid dated, pseudo-imperial décor -- that we've known for years. Chinese food in its native land is vastly superior to what's available here...

Read the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week
100 Chinese Two-Part Allegorical Sayings

""Kids letting off firecrackers -- feeling both joy and fear." - 100 Chinese Two-Part Allegorical Sayings

There are many places in our life where we feel both exhuberance and fear -- pivotal moments that shape who we are. When we are in these moments, we experience simultaneous joy and fear -- much like children at the tense but exciting moment when they light a firecracker. The fear keeps us safe and grounded, while the joy of the moment is what is most memorable.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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