Here we will discuss what that symbol is and what it means after we state a few of the stereotypes and why your mind might latch onto them. A few of the stereotypes are as follows: Big teeth, a hard work ethic, straw hats, largely farmers, and a few other essential things.
If you have a dream in which you are a Chinese man this would mean that you are seeing yourself as a hard worker. You have probably done some important stuff or you have probably done some really strenuous tasks. It is tough to understand for some people why a Chinese man might show up in their dreams, but if you are the type of person that associates the Chinese people with a strong work ethic then this is probably why you are dreaming about a Chinese man.
If you are having a dream in which you are a Chinese man it might also be because you feel like badness and stress are raining down on you. There are special hats that the Chinese wear that are made out of straw and are usually like highly sloped and mostly flattened cones. These hats protect against tough weather conditions. They do what is necessary to protect the face and they also do what is necessary to keep both sun and rain away from the face too. So even though badness might be affecting you and raining down on you, you have a bit of protection against it to save yourself. This is what the Chinese man with the hat on is all about.
If you have a dream in which you see a Chinese man and you are specifically thinking about the fact that he is Chinese then this might just be because you have a lot of contact with Chinese or Asian people. When you have a lot of contact with something or someone or see it or experience it quite often then this will mean that it will be showing up in your dreams too since your dreams are populated by all kinds of images of things that you’ve already experienced or seen.
If you have a dream in which you see a Chinese man but you are not usually around Chinese people then you might be thinking about the Chinese man because of how cut off you are from that aspect of culture. You are missing that part of your cultural experience and your mind is trying to make up for it for you.