‘rice bomber’ Yang Ru-Men


‘rice bomber’ Yang Ru-Men




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May 12, 2022 - 12:42am

Critical Commentary

Since 2016, the year of the Siberian white crane’s departure, a famous social activist Yang Ru-Men(楊儒門) came into Jinshan to achieve his goal of ‘a better future of our farmers’. The crucial event that brought Yang to the political stage is Taiwan’s entry into the WTO in 2002. From 2003 to 2004, Yang set seventeen bombs in public places in order to raise concern about the crush to domestic rice farmer after government’s allowance of the import of agricultural product. This fierce action gave he the name ‘rice bomber’.


Due to Yang’s arrival, TEEF withdrew from Jinshan and their previous effort and connection was taken over by Yang and his foundation.

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United Daily News Online newspaper (udn.com), "‘rice bomber’ Yang Ru-Men", contributed by , Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 13 May 2022, accessed 17 May 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/‘rice-bomber’-yang-ru-men