"Tradition" is an eternal subject of non-Western architectural development, and it is also a major feature that is different from the development of Western modern architecture. In the context of the development of modern architecture, how architects interpret "tradition" is regarded as the awakening and self-establishment of non-Western architects who face the wave of modern architectural development, and it is also the cornerstone of the creation of architecture. Therefore, this research focuses on two architects who have had a significant impact on the development of architecture in Taiwan and Japan, Wang Da-Hong and Tange Kenzo, to discuss their theory of architectural theories by researching their works and discourses. Although this research is a comparative study, the main focus is not to understand the differences between Wang and Tange; on the contrary, this research looks forward to explore the similarities between the two architects who are in different development contexts but facing the traditional imagination constructed under the same East Asian culture. The purpose of this research is not only to systematically understand the two architects' response to architectural tradition in the context of modern architecture, but also to look forward to construct a dialogue platform which can transcend geographical constraints, to understand the development of postwar architecture in East Asia from a more comprehensive perspective.
East Asian architect, Wang Da-Hong, Tange Kenzo