Melanie Trede - Publications#


Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, [co-authored with Lorenz Bichler]], Cologne, New York: Taschen, 2007 (XXL series), 274pp. Republished in a smaller edition by Taschen, 2010.
REVIEWS: Sir Hugh Cortazzi: Arts of Asia (Nov. 2008); Alida Becker: New York Times (7 Dec. 2008); Julie Davis: caa online review (9 Dec. 2009),; new edition: “Best art book of the year” in Sunday Times “Culture” (28 Nov 2010); and many more reviews (see

Image, Text and Audience: The Taishokan Narrative in Visual Representations of the Early Modern Period in Japan. Hamburg, New York: Peter Lang Verlag, 2003, 380pp.
REVIEWS: Melinda Takeuchi: Journal of Japanese Studies 32:1 (2006); Quitman Eugene Phillips: Artibus Asiae 66: 1 (2006), 198-202

Edited Monographs

Gender and Body in the Contemporary Arts. Co-editor with Monica Juneja, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (prospected publisher), editing process (2013)

Shifting Paradigms in East Asian Visual Culture: A Festschrift in Honour of Lothar Ledderose / Grenzverschiebungen in der visuellen Kultur Ostasiens: eine Festschrift für Lothar Ledderose
co-editor with Burglind Jungmann and Adele Schlombs, Berlin: Reimer Publishers, 2012.

Historicizing the "Beyond": The Mongolian Invasion as a New Dimension of Violence? (Heidelberg Transcultural Studies 1), general editor with Stefan Weinfurter and Susanne Enderwitz; edited by Frank Krämer, Katharina Schmidt and Julika Singer, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011.

Becoming Intense, Becoming Animal, Becoming…, exhibition catalogue,
co-editor with Martina Köppel-Yang, Heidelberg: Kehrer Publishers, 2009.
REVIEWS: Frankfurter Rundschau December 11, 2009; Heinz-Norbert Jocks: KUNSTFORUM Vol. 201 (2010), 334-337; Monopol (February 2010); Marie Heidingsfelder: (Dec. 2010); among others.

Arts of Japan: The John C. Weber Collection; Kunst aus Japan: Die John C. Weber Sammlung, New York, editor of two separate exhibition catalogues in German and English (English version edited with Julia Meech), Berlin: Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2006.

[Associate Editor]] Impressions. The Journal of the Ukiyo-e Society of America, Inc., vol. 22 (Fall 2000).

Articles, Book Chapters:

“Die Chineser stellen alles einfältig vor”: Schlaglichter auf europäisch-ostasiatische Auseinandersetzungen über Perspektive [“The Chinese render everything simple”: East Asian and European Negotiations on Perspective], in Bildkulturen. Die Perspektive im interdisziplinären Vergleich (Cultures of the Picture: The Perspective in interdisciplinary Comparison), edited by Christoph Markschies, Peter Deuflhard, Verena Lepper. Berlin: Akademieverlag, 2013 (forthcoming).

“’Konda sôbyô engi emaki’ no denrai ni tsuite no ichikôsatsu 「『誉田宗廟縁起絵巻』の伝来についての一考察」[Thoughts on the transmission of the Illuminated Handscrolls of the Karmic Origins of the Konda Imperial Tumulus], Ajia yûgaku special issue “Interprétation des représentations relatives à la diffusion du savoir / 「文化創造と知の発信としての図像解釈」, edited by Abe Yasurô and Itô Nobuhiro (June 2012), 38-54.

“Pictorial Narratives”: Introduction and eight entries on narrative paintings in the collection of the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne, in Splendid Impressions. Japanese Paintings 1400-1900, edited by Doris Croissant. Leiden: Brill/Hotei, 2011, 43-117.

“Banknote Design as a Battlefield of Gender Politics and National Representation in Meiji Japan,” in Performing “Nation”: Gender Politics in Literature, Theater, and the Visual Arts of China and Japan, 1880—1940, edited by Doris Croissant, Catherine Vance Yeh, and Joshua Mostow, Leiden: Brill, 2008, 55-104.

“Appell an den Kriegsgott: Ikonographische Innovationen im Dienst politischer Rivalität,” [Appealing to the War Deity: Iconographic Innovations in the Service of Political Rivalry] in: Konflikt [Conflict], edited by Frank R. Pfetsch, Heidelberger Jahrbücher, 2004, 255-277.

“Terminology and Ideology: Coming to Terms with “Classicism” in Japanese Art Historical Writing”, in: Critical Perspectives on Classicism in Japanese Painting, 1600-1700, edited by Elizabeth Lillehoj, Honolulu: Hawai’i Press 2003, 21-52.
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