Preliminary Research on Theories of 味/Rasa and 韵/Dhvani in Chinese and Indian Poetics
Yu Huai-jin;Research Institute of Foreign Literatures, China Academy of Social Science;
Rasa and Dhvani are both important concepts of Indian classical poetics, which can also be properlycorresponding to Wei 味 and Yun 韵 of ancient Chinese poetics. On account of a wide gap between two kinds ofcultures, the theories of Rasa and Dhvani and those of Wei 味 and Yu 韵 are sharing something in common insome aspects, and appearing utterly different in others. This article is trying to make clear these similarities anddifferences, and studies them under the background of Chinese and Indian histories and cultures, which is ex-pected not only to refresh our understanding of the characters, values and significance of 味/Rasa and 韵/Dhvaniin their distinct contexts, but also to help us find a new way of further study on Chinese and Indian classical poet-ics.