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geography of self                                                                                                          story. adventure. meaning.


When he was commisioned by wealthy business owners in Shanghai to create a work of art fitting of China's bursting economy, Xu Bing used the workers as his inspiration for the creation of his Phoenixes.  In China, the phoenix is a symbol of the hopes and dreams of people.

Essential Question:

What do our hopes and dreams tell us about who we are?

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