China. This chapter focuses on the changing definition of devianceKeep in mind that almost any type of behavior can be called deviantDefinitions of deviance change across time and place. . . China. Cultural Revolution from 1966-1976During this period people were punished for having positions of authority, leaning towards foreigners, academic interests and working to earn a profitSuspected people were scientists, teachers, athletes, performers, artists, writers and private business people.