On December 25, 1945, the Chinese Soil Society, initiated by Li Lianjie, Li Qinglian, Ma Rongzhi and others, held its inaugural meeting and the first annual meeting of the Chinese Soil Society in Beibei, Chongqing. The meeting was attended by 37 members. The meeting passed the chapter and determined the main tasks of the Society. The first council with Li Lianjie, Xiong Yi, Chen Enfeng, Hou Guangjiong, Ye Hecai, Zhu Lianqing and Huang Ruicai as directors was established. The Council held on January 5, 1946 elected Li Lianjie as the first chairman, Zhu Lianqing as the secretary and Ye Hecai as the accountant. On June 25, 1951, with the approval of Document No.161 of the Internal Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Central People's Government, the Chinese Soil Society obtained the registration certificate of social organizations. On July 16, 1954, the first National Congress of Members was held in Beijing after the founding of the People's Republic of China and joined the All-China Federation of Science. He joined the International Soil Society in 1978 (renamed the International Union of Soil Sciences in 2002). The meeting place of the society is located in Nanjing. The previous directors are: Li Lianjie, Huang Ruicai, Ma Rongzhi, Song Daquan, Li Qingkui, Zhao Qiguo, Cao Zhihong, Zhu Zhaoliang, Zhou Jianmin and Shen Renfang. Currently, they are the 13th Council.