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Dear Friend,


It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially at ChinaSprout! Anyone with a love for Chinese culture will appreciate the fantastic jewelry, toys, clothes and other gifts at ChinaSprout.  More exclusive offerings can be found on our Olympic Pages, and remember to check out our great gift ideas on our Holiday Shopping Page and in our two new catalogs bursting with cultural and educational products.

Special Promotions

Olympic Exclusives for the Holidays

Olympic-themed gifts will be favorites all year long. First, they'll add to the excitement leading up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. And then those gifts will become treasured keepsakes marking a special time in Chinese history. Sports fans, culture buffs and memorabilia collectors are sure to find just what they're looking for.

Heartwarming Holiday Gifts

With gas prices climbing, there's never been a better season to stay home and shop ChinaSprout's online store! Visit our Christmas Page to browse an inspiring array of China-themed products. Use our Gift Finder and Themes pages to choose from a variety of categories and price ranges. We're continually updating our inventory, so check back often.

FREE Shipping - Three Days ONLY

ChinaSprout is offering a special Free Shipping promotion from November 27th to 29th ONLY.  With your minimum purchase of $100 per order, ChinaSprout will pay your UPS GROUND shipping charge! To take advantage of this FREE shipping offer, place your order for over $100 and select the Free Shipping option on the Shopping Cart page. This offer is provided on GROUND SHIPPING WITHIN 48 STATES ONLY and does not cover 2nd Day, Next Day Air, or international shipping. 

New and Recommended Products

Olympic Sports Mascots Mugs  

Beijing Olympic Silk Tie

Happy New Year of the Rat Greeting Card 

Go to China with 200 Phrase Cards

Olympic Accessories

Let Christmas begin your countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Celebrate the year of China with gorgeous ties that are elegantly decorated with the Olympics logo or mascots.  Stylish bags of every size, a silver gentleman's valet set and assorted jewelry make memorable holiday gifts. Click here for more terrific choices.

Olympic Stationery and Mugs

Don't you love the sound of your pencil scratching names off that holiday shopping list? A stylish pen set for teacher. (Check!) Olympic oil pastels for young artists. (Check!) Mascot mugs for Christmas morning cocoa. (Check!) And which lucky children will get the great little abacus set with matching beaded pens? Only you and Santa Claus know.

Holiday Cards

2008 Year of the Rat cards are now available! Send your good wishes for the holiday season and New Year with these elaborate and ornate cards that are delicately cut out of paper in an intricate design.  They make unique and exclusive accompaniments to your holiday gifts.


With all the buzz about China and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Chinese culture and language is at the forefront of public interest. We have it all here at ChinaSprout, with our extensive selection of books and other learning materials about China in every category. From language to society, painting, history and geography, you'll find every topic you can imagine.

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.



One day a flock of wild turkeys crossed our path. It was breath-taking. They were stunning, dignified and very quietly they walked away..

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. 


Little Einsteins - Dragon Kite

In China, while searching for kites that are needed in a parade, the kids go into a pagoda, cruise the Yangtze River, visit the famous Himalayan peaks and climb the Great Wall. Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite" is featured, along with art by Zhang Lu, Qiu Ying, Zosan and Cai Jia. Thursday December 06, 2007 9:00am-9:30am on Disney Channel - Children's Show / Educational


Click here for more listings

China News

Branding Songzhuang

NPR - New York, Nov. 16 — Some years back, a group of artists were hounded out of Beijing by authorities. Some went to Songzhuang village, a farming town an hour away. Now, that village is a boomtown –- based on the market for contemporary Chinese art.
Listen to the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week

  Nothing is difficult in the world for one who sets his mind to it." - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom


At the end of a year and on the eve of the next, we must remember that there are goals to be set and resolutions to be made. A flash of inspiration from us and a reminder that you can do anything that you resolve to do.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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