Historical knowing is a force in modern transformations of the world and a means for making the country in the image of the nation. Histories have formed territoriality and development trajectories of the modern day, so the past of its emergence depicts much of its present and future. The modern development pioneers attached emphasis on the potential of historical past of the countries for growth. This book however revisits arguments about the interaction between history and development in South and Southeast Asia through examination of a few key factors such as: the Asian economic miracle; the 1997 Asian financial crisis; historical and political development of major economies of South and Southeast Asia; development challenges; gender, reproductive health and the scourge of HIV/AIDS, corruption and governance, rural development, tourism, and social work. This book is a valuable source of knowledge about history and development of South and Southeast Asia for graduate and under graduate students; scholars of any area of social sciences.