Dongxuan Poetry Society , an active organization in the Dao-guang period of Qing Dynasty in Hangzhou , Zhejiang , is an important association in the history of civil societies formed by ancient Chinese scholars .Founded by Wu Hengzhao and Wang Yuansun , the Society was located at Jingji Dongxuan ,a well-known place within Wang's Zhenqi Tang .During the ten years between thefourth year (1824) and the thirteenth year (1833) of theDao-guang period ,the Society had over eighty members and held over one hundred gatherings and responsory activities . The work of the Poetry Society was edited by Wang Yuansun into 16 volumes of Qingzun Collections . Fei Danxu , a member and well-known painter , painted A Picture of Dongxuan Poetry Society ,with one original and one copy . Wang Zengwei , a nephew of Wang Yuansun's , edited a book entitled Dongxuan Poetry Society Portrait .With Qingzun Collections , A Picture of Dongxuan Poetry Society and other literature , it is possible to have a more comprehensive view of the Poetry Society and to correct previous misunderstandings and mistakes . The integrated study of poem collections and poetry societies is a positive effort toward further research on the poetry of Qing Dynasty .