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Dear Friend,


In just 10 days, the year's most important Chinese holiday begins. Unprepared? Don't despair! There's still time for Chinese New Year shopping, as the celebrations will continue until Lantern Festival two weeks later. ChinaSprout has everything you need to celebrate in style from the first red envelope to the last lion dance. You'll also want to check out our new sale items and further reductions on accessories, apparel, calendars, ornaments and more.

Special Promotions

 Spring Festival Favorites

Chinese New Year is a time for sharing - red envelopes, elaborate meals, special gifts, even oranges for prosperity in the coming year. You'll find lots of quality gifts to share on our Chinese New Year Page, including greeting cards, festive clothingmusic, lion dance costumes, dolls and decorations. A variety of books and video for all ages explore the holiday in depth.

New Year's Savings!

We've just discounted more great products, so you're sure to find bargains that suit your taste - and your budget! Tuck away gifts at these nice prices for upcoming birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. Choices include apparel, accessories, calendars, ornaments, home decor, crafts and more.

FREE Good Luck and Zodiac Poster

ChinaSprout offers you a FREE Good Luck and Zodiac Poster when your order totals more than $25. To apply the coupon, please add the poster to the Shopping Cart first, then enter the coupon code 1201578062 in the coupon box on the Shopping Cart page and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. Offer good while supplies last.   

New and Recommended Products

Embroidered Flower Jacket

3-D Year of the Rat Poster

Snuffbottle Brocade Notebook

What is the Rat?

Xiaoning's Picks

  • Embroidered Flower Jacket: "I chose the fabric and worked with the supplier to create this elegant jacket, a blend of contemporary and traditional styles. Whether I wear it for business or every day, it draws a compliment."
  • Pearls with Chinese Charm: "I wanted to offer customers the pearls they love - with an Asian theme. So the jewelry maker included Chinese characters in this bracelet, necklace and earring set. The result? A unique, quality gift in time for Valentine's Day."
  • Mandarin Chinese Daily Phrase & Culture Calendar 2008: "A phrase a day is all this small, easy-to-carry calendar asks you to learn. Think about it. You'll know 365 of them in a year!"

Celebrate the Year of the Rat

For a new twist on a 4,000-year-old holiday, we introduce our latest items: clay rats that double as paperweights, a 3-D rat poster, and a lion string puppet ideal for introducing the holiday to your child's classroom.  The book What is the Rat? tells of famous people born in the Year of the Rat, while a musical zodiac CD features a fabulous mix of percussion instruments.


Valentine's Day is a time for roses, romance - and accessories. Jewelry is a true Valentine tradition, and we're offering lovely options in jade, cinnabar and silver. And wait till you see our colorful silk pouches for storing your shoes! Wooden peg drawstrings safeguard shoes and add fun flair to your closet.


We've all heard of Chairman Mao's infamous little red book. Now you can read his quotations in a handy, Chinese/English pocket edition (red, of course!). Kids will love the Richard Scarry bilingual word book with 700 entries, and bilingual activity books about major holidays. Princess fans may prefer the two beautifully illustrated picture books featuring tales of silk and Chinese princesses.

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.


Champion Spirit Series: Gold Medal Karma - The Dalai Lama

Letha Hadady’s Champion Spirit Series: Gold Medal Karma - The Dalai Lama
Some are born to greatness; others achieve it.

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 Panda Is Born

Examining the long---and for their keepers, frustrating---courtship of pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., which ultimately culminated in the birth of Tai Shan. Friday February 01, 2008 3:00am-4:00am on Animal Planet - Network Series / Nature


Click here for more listings

China News

1977 Exam Opened Escape Route Into China’s Elite

NYTimes - January 6, 2008     In the autumn of 1977, as relative calm returned to China after the decade-long chaos of the Cultural Revolution, An Ping was laboring in the countryside where she had been sent, like millions of other young people from the cities, to learn from the peasants.

Read the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week

Fate brings people together no matter how far apart they may be." -- 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom


May the coming year bring to your life a wealth of wonderful relationships that enrich each day by their mere presence. 


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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