The East Asian Association, 林雪平大學東亞協會 (romaji: rinshōpin daigaku tōa kyōkai, pinyin: lín xuě píng dà xué dōng yà xié huì, hangul:임설평 대학 동아 협회) or EAA for short, is a student association at Linköping University that was founded the 28th of April 2009 as a collaboration by and for students interested in East Asia. Today the association has around 200 members from all over the world, but primarily Sweden, Japan, China and Korea.
The association regularly hosts language exchange events, referred to as conversation corners, that promotes langauge exchange with Chinese, Japanese and Korean students. As language and culture is strongly connected, we also host cultural activities, such as cooking and movie events.
One of the main responsibilities for the EAA is to host welcoming activities for new Swedish student coming to Linköping University to study Chinese and Japanese (sadly there is currently no program for studying Korean language at Linköping University, but it is still a popular language among our members!).
Lastly we also host two dinner parties every year, one in the spring and one in the fall. We encourage everyone to join in these and have as much fun as possible!