Departmental Bulletin Paper 『油拉八國』に関する資料調査
Analysis of the prototype material of You la ba guo

毛, 礼婷

The material of studying Shanghai dialect can not only be found in China but also from other countries, which was written by missionary who had been Shanghai and learned Shanghai dialect. Such as Walter Henry Medhurst (1796-1857), John Macgowan (1845-1922), Joseph Edkins (1823-1905), they all have wrote some books about the study of Shanghai dialect. By my Professor Uchida, I learned a geography book titled You la ba guo written in Shanghai dialect. But it is uncertain about the background information of this book. I found a Geography textbook titled System of Geography use of Schools written by Sidney Edwards Morse (1844), and this maybe the prototype of You la ba guo. This research note is to show how I found System of Geography use of Schools, and offer the information of this book and its author.

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