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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
Posts by James X. Morris
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October 01, 2018

The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea

By James X. Morris
As Thailand turns the corner on one fishing crisis, another one rears its head.
July 31, 2018

Taiwan's Fight Against Human Trafficking

By James X. Morris
NGOs urge greater responsibility during Taiwan’s international anti-human trafficking workshop.

July 19, 2018

‘Crayon Diplomacy’ in Taiwan

By James X. Morris
One artist’s use of Taiwan’s diplomatic weakness as a canvas for dialogue.

July 18, 2018

Brian Hioe: The Sunflower Movement, 4 Years Later

By James X. Morris
An interview with New Bloom co-founder and student activist Brian Hioe, 4 years after the Sunflower Movement.

June 29, 2018

Meet Taiwan's Newest Official Indigenous Group

By James X. Morris
Taiwan’s courts recognize the Siraya as the island’s 17th indigenous group, setting a new precedent.
June 27, 2018

Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice

By James X. Morris
Labor protests in Taiwan reveal a pesky sincerity problem for government agencies.

June 18, 2018

The US Opens a New Compound in Taiwan. It’s Business As Usual.

By James X. Morris
Despite some initial concerns, the American Institute in Taiwan's opening came and went without major incident.
May 18, 2018

The Dirty Secret of Taiwan’s Fishing Industry

By James X. Morris
Taiwan’s systemic inertia has created the perfect environment for the continued exploitation of migrant fishermen.

February 22, 2018

Taiwan's Vanishing History

By James X. Morris
A cemetery’s destruction highlights Taiwan’s systemic lack of cultural preservation.

January 05, 2018

The Abandoned Island of Xiji

By James X. Morris
Photographs 40 years after Taiwan’s industrial revolution emptied a village.

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