The conference paper that I am working on to explain the transfer of the architectural ideas and pedagogy from the Bauhaus to China reminds me a fairly lengthy piece that I wrote in 2013. That paper was intended to articulate the “translation” process of modernism from the West to China during the early 20th century.
I, in that essay, discussed that the state of “translation” of modern architecture in China in comparison with that of “transfer” and “transformation” happened in the US and Japan. The paper also tried to reflect on the essence of “translation” and “modernity” embodied in the professional practice of Chinese architects who were born in the 1950s and 1960s of the 20th century.
Here is the paper written in Chinese. [pdf]