James X. Morris

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James X. Morris is a PhD Candidate and freelance writer living in Taipei. He can be found on Twitter.

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2020/02/06 | James X. Morris

What Taiwan Has Done to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Despite being excluded from the World Health Organization, Taiwan has moved quickly to adopt measures to curb the domestic spread of the coronavirus.

2020/10/28 | James X. Morris

“Your Trend, My Normal”: A Review of ‘Black in Asia’

Through a series of 23 vignettes, 'Black in Asia' examines personal accounts of navigating Asia’s social spaces that lack the lived experience of what it means to be Black.

2018/06/04 | James X. Morris

Migrant Workers Accuse HTC of Document Forgery, Labor Violations

More than 20 migrant laborers came together to protest what they claim is a cycle of falsified documents and exploitation at HTC's factories.

2018/03/06 | James X. Morris

UPDATE: New Artifacts Found in Condemned Xindian Cemetery

Xindian First Public Cemetery is the last flat-land cemetery left in the Taipei basin, but is in the process of being demolished.

2020/07/28 | James X. Morris

How Hong Kong Activists Are Sustaining Pro-Democracy Movement in Taiwan

After a year of intense protesting, Hong Kong activists in Taiwan are shifting gears, organizing a group called Hong Kong Outlanders to encompass art, education, and lobbying of government figures to sustain interest in their cause.

2018/01/23 | James X. Morris

Destruction of New Taipei's Xindian Cemetery Risks Catastrophic Cultural Loss

The first half of the cemetery was unceremoniously buried in 2016, now the battle is on to rescue and preserve what remains.

2020/09/07 | James X. Morris

This Taiwanese Family Is Fighting for Their Lost Ancestral Tomb

Across Taiwan, burial grounds are being demolished to make way for developers. One family is putting up a fight.

2018/04/02 | James X. Morris

UPDATE: Protests Delay Xindian Cemetery Demolition

Protests helped push a decision on the demolition of greater Taipei's last flatland cemetery to a public meeting.