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James X. Morris

James X. Morris

James X. Morris is a Ph.D. candidate residing in Taipei. He is a freelance writer and anthropologist with a background in politics, government, and cross-Taiwan Strait trade. Follow him on Twitter: @jamesxmorris
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
November 27, 2018
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
The DPP must turn to self-reflection after heavy losses in local polls.
KMT Shocks With Its Success in Taiwan Elections
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
November 21, 2018
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
In what should be a referendum year, both parties appear to be adjusting their messages for the 2020 presidential elections.
The Mood Ahead of Taiwan’s Midterm Elections
The Great Debate: Chiang Kai-shek's Role in 21st Century Taiwan
October 29, 2018
The Great Debate: Chiang Kai-shek's Role in 21st Century Taiwan
As transitional justice moves forward in Taiwan, references to its authoritarian past are being removed or vandalized.
The Great Debate: Chiang Kai-shek's Role in 21st Century Taiwan
Is This the Start of an Illegal Fishing Crackdown in Taiwan?
October 25, 2018
Is This the Start of an Illegal Fishing Crackdown in Taiwan?
Taiwan authorities halt Fuh Sheng No. 11 for labor violations. Are Taiwan’s fishing practices finally changing?
Is This the Start of an Illegal Fishing Crackdown in Taiwan?
The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea
October 01, 2018
The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea
As Thailand turns the corner on one fishing crisis, another one rears its head.
The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea
Taiwan's Fight Against Human Trafficking
July 31, 2018
Taiwan's Fight Against Human Trafficking
NGOs urge greater responsibility during Taiwan’s international anti-human trafficking workshop.
Taiwan's Fight Against Human Trafficking
‘Crayon Diplomacy’ in Taiwan
July 19, 2018
‘Crayon Diplomacy’ in Taiwan
One artist’s use of Taiwan’s diplomatic weakness as a canvas for dialogue.
‘Crayon Diplomacy’ in Taiwan
Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later
July 18, 2018
Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later
An interview with New Bloom co-founder and student activist Brian Hioe, 4 years after the Sunflower Movement.
Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later
Meet Taiwan's Newest Official Indigenous Group
June 29, 2018
Meet Taiwan's Newest Official Indigenous Group
Taiwan’s courts recognize the Siraya as the island’s 17th indigenous group, setting a new precedent.
Meet Taiwan's Newest Official Indigenous Group
Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice
June 27, 2018
Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice
Labor protests in Taiwan reveal a pesky sincerity problem for government agencies.
Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice
The US Opens a New Compound in Taiwan. It’s Business As Usual.
June 18, 2018
The US Opens a New Compound in Taiwan. It’s Business As Usual.
Despite some initial concerns, the American Institute in Taiwan's opening came and went without major incident.
The US Opens a New Compound in Taiwan. It’s Business As Usual.
The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry
May 18, 2018
The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry
Taiwan’s systemic inertia has created the perfect environment for the continued exploitation of migrant fishermen.
The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry
Taiwan's Vanishing History
February 22, 2018
Taiwan's Vanishing History
A cemetery’s destruction highlights Taiwan’s systemic lack of cultural preservation.
Taiwan's Vanishing History
The Abandoned Island of Xiji
January 05, 2018
The Abandoned Island of Xiji
Photographs 40 years after Taiwan’s industrial revolution emptied a village.
The Abandoned Island of Xiji
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