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Selected publications

Books

  • Unerhörte Erinnerungen: Zur Geschichte der „Trostfrauen“ des Kaiserlich- Japanischen Militärs. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition/Hamburg Institut für Sozialforschung, (forthcoming autumn 2011).
  • Kamo no Chomei: Aufzeichnungen aus meiner Hütte. [Translation of Kamo no Chômei’s HôjôkiTen Foot Square Hut and Commentary.] Frankfurt: Insel Verlag, 1997.
  • Knaurs Kulturführer Japan [Knaur’s guide to Japanese culture]. Munich: Droemer Knaur, 1989.

Edited books

  • With C. Berry and J. DA. Mackintosh (eds.), Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes. Hong Kong University Press, 2009.
  • Making History: A feminist debate on war, gender, and the politics of memory in Japan and Germany. (work in progress)
  • With Rene Haak (eds.), Japanstudien – Jahrbuch des DIJ, vol. 12: Between burger and sushi – food culture in modern Japan. Munich: iudicium, 2000.

Selected Articles

  • “Surfing the neo-nationalist wave: a case study of Manga Kenkanryû” (In: C. Berry, N. Liscutin, J. DA. Mackintosh (eds.), Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes. Hong Kong University Press, 2009.
  • “West-East Divan or Procrustean bed?” (Review Article of Rachid Al-Daif & Joachim Helfer, Die Verschwulung der Welt). In Sabry Hafez (ed.), Al-Kahlima [The Word], online journal www.al-kalimah.com/english/Edefault.html , February 2007.
  • “Between Women and Nation: The Politics of Representing ‘Women and War’ in History Museums.” In: Waseda Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 25, spring 2004.
  • “Erotische Zwiegespräche. Feministische Ansätze in der Übersetzung japanischer Literatur.“ [Erotic Dialogues. Feminist approaches to the translation of Japanese literature.] In Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Irmela (ed.), Der Weltliteratur auf der Spur (DIJ Monograph Series). Munich: iudicium, 2001.
  • “Zwischen Burger und Sushi – Essen und Ernährung im modernen Japan. Eine Einführung.” [Between burger and sushi – food culture in modern Japan. An introduction]. In: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (ed.): Japanstudien – Jahhrbuch des DIJ, vol. 12. Munich: iudicium, 2000.
  • ”Mapping the Sacred Body: Shinto versus popular beliefs at Mt. Iwaki in Tsugaru.” In: Breen, John and Mark Teeuwen (eds.), Shinto in History. The Ways of the Kami. Richmond: Curzon Press, 2000.
  • ”Doitsu ni okeru Nihon bungaku no juyô [Modern Japanese literature in German translation and its critical appraisal]. In: Fukuoka UNESCO Association (ed.), Symposium: Sekai ga yomu Nihon no kindai bungaku. Fukuoka UNESCO, 1999.