This website has been created using the Omeka open-source web publishing platform, developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media to support museums scholars, museums, libraries, and archives in sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits.
The Omeka multilanguage plugin and Transifex were used to create a mirrored bilingual website that enables users to switch on any given page between English and China.
Film clips included in the image database are hosted on Critical Commons, a public media archive and fair use advocacy network that supports the transformative reuse of media in scholarly and creative contexts. Clips and critical commentary uploaded for Experimental Beijing can be also be accessed via the author's Critical Commons contributor page. Video filmed and edited by the author is hosted on Internet Archive.
Curated exhibits with accompanying essays, such as Opening the Great Wall: Image Worlds, were authored using Scalar, an open-source, media-rich scholarly publishing platform developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture.
Neatline, a geotemporal exhibit-builder designed by the Scholar's Lab for Omeka, was used to create interactive maps.
The website is hosted by Reclaim Hosting, designed to support digital projects by scholars and students at educational institutions.