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Dear Friend,


Preparing for Moon Festival is an ideal way for families to bond while celebrating and learning about one of China's most important holidays. But don't delay--Moon Festival is September 25th. We are happy to offer new, authentic products to help you get started. (Insider tip: Be sure to order your moon cakes now. It's a myth that most Chinese moms make moon cakes from scratch!) In other exciting news, ChinaSprout is now an official licensee of the United States Olympic Committee. Watch as we roll out great new products for months to come. This week, we're also offering new Chinese paintings and music, as well as books for kids of all ages.


Special Promotions

ChinaSprout - Official USOC Licensee for Beijing Olympics 2008

We're proud to announce that ChinaSprout is an official licensee of United States Olympic Committee. This means we will offer not only official Beijing Olympics products, but also unique 2008 Olympics products developed in the U.S. Show your spirit with T-shirts and pins now, and keep watching as we add exciting new products to our Olympics pages. Just think--August 8, 2008, is exactly a year away. China celebrates with the theme song We are Ready for Beijing Olympics 2008. At ChinaSprout, we are ready, too!

Celebrate Moon Festival

Join in a favorite tradition here at ChinaSprout by ordering FRESHLY BAKED moon cakes from a premium bakery in New York's Chinatown. We began offering this service eight years ago to help families--no matter where they live--enjoy the delicious practice of eating authentic moon cakes under a full moon. Every year, our moon cakes disappear like hot cakes. Order yours now!

FCC Calendar Pre-Order

PRE-ORDER the 2008 "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 will bring smiles all year long! Enjoy a discount when you order two copies and an even greater price break when you order a box of 25.

FREE Lantern

To help you celebrate Moon Festival, ChinaSprout offers you a FREE Good Luck Lantern when your order totals more than $25. To apply the coupon to your order, please add the Good Luck Lantern in the Shopping Cart first, then enter the coupon code 1186280039 in the coupon box on the Shopping Cart page and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you'll see the message: "Coupon Applied." Lantern is not included in the package if you don't apply the coupon or request it in the "Ordering Instructions" box. Offer good while supplies last.  

New Products

Olympics Panda T-shirt

Paint Your Own Lantern

Celebrating with Lanterns

Forever Fingerprints

Beijing Olympics Gear

Celebrate the inclusive spirit of the Olympic games with styles for the entire family. The youngest among us can sport Olympics rompers, while others choose from T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, lapel pins, key chains, or even an Olympics cell phone cord. One novel T-shirt features the word "Harmony" in English and Chinese characters.

Chinese Art

It's amazing how a piece of carefully chosen art transforms a room into an exciting new living space. These paintings--just in from China--can energize an office, relax a living room or inspire conversation about Chinese culture or calligraphy. One unique, ready-to-frame selection features detailed watercolor paintings on actual leaves.


It's hard to improve a beloved Roald Dahl classic, but we think we've found a way: Offer it in Chinese, too! Below you'll find a trio of Dahl tales, as well as the ever-popular Sarah, Plain and Tall. Check out an impressive new favorite, Swordbird, a selection for the Today Show's book club. The Chinese author, who now lives in the U.S., was just 12 when she wrote it. Parents of adopted kids will also want to consider Forever Fingerprints, a springboard for meaningful talks.


Broaden your musical horizons with the sounds popular in Asia--the hip songs of Taiwan's female trio, S.H.E.; the hauntingly beautiful voice from Inner Mongolia, Mo Er Gen; and others. Those who have visited China's capital, perhaps on an adoption journey, will appreciate the memory jogs in Beijing's Hutong, which includes songs like Rain Alley and Courtyard House. Fluency in Chinese not required!

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.


Diet and The Great Soul

For Mahatma Gandhi a vegetarian diet and fasting were ideal ways to strive for perfection of body and spirit.

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. 


Essence of Emeril - "Chinese Hot Pots"

Mongolian lamb hot pot; Chinese seafood hot pot. Thursday August 09, 2007 2:00pm-2:30pm on FOOD - The Food Network - Hobbies & Crafts / Cooking


Click here for more listings

China News

Bridging the Centuries in a Marriage of Modern Dance and Opera

NYTimes, July 26, 2007. The centuries-old art of Beijing Opera encountered the century-old art of Western modern dance on Tuesday night at the New York State Theater, when the Lincoln Center Festival presented Shen Wei Dance Arts in “Second Visit to the Empress.” Age triumphed.
Read the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week

"Face odd things fearlessly and their fearsomeness will disappear." 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom


Life has a way of putting alarming things in our paths--changes in our families, our careers, our communities. This proverb reminds us not to be overly focused on our fears, as they'll often disperse on their own. Relax, and savor the happy moments in your week!


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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