The Qing Dynasty in all its glory and corruption. This really signalled the end of China’s Imperial empire. Korea went from Chinese influence to complete Japanese rule.
The ships look accurate, both Chinese and Japanese.
Travel to the Summer Palace in Beijing ang you can see where the money for the Beiyang Fleet went.
I look forward to seeing this movie. I hope it is a reasonably accurate telling of the historical record, and not like an old school propaganda film. The best one of those was the Opium War where at the end the peasants rose up from the countryside, chased the British out of China and swept the Qing away...