Abstract: A centrist way of thinking and attitude some Vietnamese confucius scholars adapted when placed in confused, complicated situations of officials taking sides and fighting for power in the Imperial Court. Nguyen Binh Khiem was a typical confucius scholars putted under training that aced at the highest rank and was favored by the Imperial Court. Unfortunately, once reached the court, his tough and straight-forward personality caused a response from the ruler. Therefore, he gave up his position and returned to his hometown abiding the centrist way of living. This study reflects Nguyen Binh Khiems mind-set and attitude. A confucius scholar that has obtained all the essence of cultural knowledge of the era, inheriting the essence of confucianism-Buddhism-Taoism, using it as the theoretical basis and methodology to resolves different types of conflicts between civilians and the officials as well as of officials taking sides in the Imperial Court.
Nguyen Thi Tho and Le Cong Su, 2018. Nguyen Binh Khiem Ideology on Centrism-Its Meaning and Historical Value for Vietnam. The Social Sciences, 13: 420-426.