Academies of classical learning had a great effect on the academic research in the Qing Dynasty and also gave impetus to the development of literature then. Tongcheng School lasted for more than two hundred years, and there were many factors contributing to its survival. One noticeable factor was the lectures delivered in the academies by many great masters, including Yao Nai (1732—1815), who were the deans or the teachers in the academies for a long time. They taught many students and thus their successors went on with the same mission one generation after another. By this way of dissemination, Ling Xi Wu Jia of Tongcheng School in Guangxi province came into being, represented by Lu Huang (1777—1839), Zhu Qi (1803—1861), Peng Yuyao (1809—1851), Long Qirui (1814—1859), and Wang Zheng (1815—1876). In Hebei province, Zhang Yuzhao (1823—1894), Wu Rulun (1840—1903), Wang Shunan (1851—1936) made great efforts to carry forward the spirit of Tongcheng School. With the southeast of China as its center, Tongcheng School extended its influence to other parts of the country, attained the regional balance, and became a nationwide literature school with a long period of history. The dissemination of a literature school has many ways, but what is unique with Tongcheng School is that it made use of academies as media on a large scale to spread its influence and move forward, which also suggests a close relationship between education and literature.