He Shaoji’s Postural Way of Writing and Psychological Frustration and Adjustment: Case Study on Calligraphy Literature From a Psychological Approach

Jian CAO, Jiaqiong LUO


This paper is to try to study calligraphy literature from a psychological approach. In the future, calligraphy psychology will have a vast space for development in the study of the learning psychology, educational psychology, creative psychology, as well as psychotherapy studies and other areas. Based on frustration theory, the paper explores the close relationship between He Shaoji’s way of writing with bent wrist and the frustration in his political career, and points out that his postural way of writing which combines the bent wrist and the force of whole body is a compensation for frustration due to his dismissal from office, as well as the technical basis for his change in calligraphy style in his late years.


Calligraphy psychology; He Shaoji; Bent wrist; Frustration

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n


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