This chapter depicts an exploration of China’s encounter with modernity and architectural education through examining the pedagogies of architect-planners Huang Zuoshen (1915–1975) and Liang Sicheng (1901–1972) whose academic careers flourished in the aftermath of the “War of Resistance” (1931–1945). They were principally interested in the ideas of the Bauhaus, and, in particular, the Vorkurs (Foundation Course) that they encountered, as students in the UK and the US, respectively, as well as within their professional programmes at St. John’s University, Shanghai and Tsinghua University, Beijing. In 1952, the higher education system was restructured by Soviet experts. As educators at two of the elite institutions, Huang and Liang developed a pedagogic response to the Bauhaus that amended the Beaux-Arts ideologies that dominated other courses.