Exoticism, by one definition, is “the charm of the unfamiliar”. This word can also elicit negative reactions since it projects a fear of the unknown and even sometimes connotes hints of impropriety. Using Scholar Alden Jones’ definition of exoticism in art and literature as the representation of one culture for consumption by another tempers the supposed agitation and truly reveals the beauty and mystery of another culture, specifically the arts and humanities of Asia. The dichotomy between Eastern and Western cultures is prevalent in every aspect of society and further emphasizes the difference and diversity in all approaches to life and how to best live it. Westerners have adopted many practices of Eastern culture and have greatly benefited from this exchange, as evidenced and supported by the medical fields, particularly meditation and acupuncture to name just a few.